BCS Devsecops specialist group event.


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The agenda for the AGM will be:

  • Apologies for Absence
  • Minutes of the AGM held 9th December 2021
  • Matters arising from the minutes
  • Chairman’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Election of Committee
  • Any other business

Please send any nominations for new members of the committee to: Roy Harrow Email: chairdevsecops@bcs.org

AGM will be followed by Ed Harrison's presentation on Secure Software Development.


Back in 2002, Bill Gates issued a memo to the entirety of Microsoft, launching the company's Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Initiative. This led, two years later to the adoption of the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) across the company, a methodology which was a few years later published for the wider public. This presentation will provide background on the SDL, from those early years up to the present day, as it evolves to become a true part of the DevOps process.

We'll show the practices we put in place today and how we use tools to help both Microsoft internal development and our customers produce secure applications.

About the speaker

Ed Harrison, Cloud Security Architect at Microsoft

Ed Harrison has over 25 years in the software and security industry. A Computer Science graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Ed started his career as a developer of communications software for Data Connection (later to become Metaswitch Networks).

Through a varied career he's moved from software development, through to open source evangelism (Project Calico), IT management and, in the past 5 years, Information Security.

Following Metaswitch's acquisition by Microsoft, Ed moved into a role as a Cloud Solution Architect, focused on helping customers make the best use of the security investments they have made.

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This event is brought to you by: BCS DevSecOps specialist group

AGM and Secure Software Development - a Microsoft perspective
Date and time
Thursday 24 November, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
25 Copthall Avenue
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