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Security Pre-Cognition: Applying Chaos Engineering in Incident Response

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Security incident response is a reactive and chaotic exercise. What if you could flip that scenario on its head? Chaos engineering takes the approach of advancing the security incident response framework by reversing the postmortem and preparation phase. This is done by developing live fire exercises that can be measured and managed. Contrary to Red Team game days, chaos engineering does not use threat actor tactics, techniques and procedures. It develops teams through unique configuration, cyber threat and common human factor scenarios that challenge responders to react to events outside their playbooks and comfort zones.

Aaron is the CTO and Founder of Verica, a startup in Chaos Engineering and has been focused on expanding the possibilities of Chaos Engineering in its application to other safety-critical portions of the domain notably Cyber Security.

He began pioneering the application of Security in Chaos Engineering during his tenure as the Chief Security Architect at the largest private healthcare company in the world, UnitedHealth Group (UHG). While at UHG Aaron released ChaoSlingr, one of the first open source software releases focused on using Chaos Engineering in Cyber Security to build more resilient systems.

Aaron has recently founded the first Chaos Engineering Meetup in Washington DC and is a frequent author, consultant and speaker in the space.

Aaron has spent his career solving challenging engineering problems for organizations such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Defense (DoD). Rinehart has been a featured speaker at several media outlets and conferences, most notably the National Press Club, RSA, HITRUST and ABC News. Rinehart has been interviewed and quoted in various publications including the Huffington Post, Medill News Service, and MarketWatch.


March 26
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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