9-11 May 2018

thestudio, Manchester

Security in security

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Claire Reckless


About this Case Study

Security is one of those oft-neglected non-functional requirements. It gets left until the end, or just left out completely. But what if you are in the business of security? Suddenly everyone else's non-functional becomes your functional, and thinking about it only at the end is not an option.

This session is about how we factor security into our product development on the team I work with at Avecto, when the things we’re developing are security products. I'll talk about culture, and mindset, as well as some of the practical things we do to ensure security is at the heart of what we do.

  • creating a security-focused mindset
  • security basics everyone can think about, and why it’s so important to do so
  • practices we use to implement security throughout our development cycle

About the Speaker

Claire is a lead QA engineer at Avecto in Manchester.

Working as part of an agile team creating endpoint security software, she is responsible for defining strategy, as well as performing hands-on testing, mentoring new testers and introducing new testing practices into the department.

A tester for over 10 years, she is active within the testing community, contributing articles, speaking at conferences including Testbash Manchester and also co-hosting Software Testing Clinic Manchester every month.


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