The goal of our recent Adobe-wide Digital Experience Security Summit was to bring together the security community and technology experts to share their expertise on underlying fundamentals, architecture, and best practices related to security across our application development platforms and infrastructure.
The summit presentations focused on key initiatives such as cloud security controls enforcement, usage of our compliance monitoring and enforcement tools such as Hubble and MAVLink, container platform security, and automation of our Common Controls Framework.
We also invited several industry speakers including Vivek Ramachandran, the founder of Pentester Academy, and Dr Allan Friedman, Director of Cybersecurity Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Ramachandran provided his perspective on how to go about building a secure infrastructure for all types of applications. Dr. Friedman spoke about the goals of the United States Secure Bill of Materials (SBOM) initiative and how transparency can serve as a catalyst to quality by helping customers better understand and verify what they are receiving from their vendors.
Prior to the virtual summit we launched a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition and meme/poster-making challenges for all participating employees. The CTF competition had five different challenges with increasing levels of difficulty. The meme/poster-making contest was designed to generate ideas on how to best communicate security best practices across teams. With over 150 teams registering for these competitions, we saw a tough battle down to the wire. The top five CTF and top three meme/poster teams received awards during the summit.
Of course, we had to make time for some team building and fun throughout the summit. We held several live events such as a Go-Fetch game – a virtual treasure hunt that attendees could participate in from home. This was highly popular among summit participants. We also held guided meditation sessions – something we have all been relying more upon as we cope with all of the pandemic-induced changes to our work and lives.
Overall, it was a great event with fun-filled days of learning, sharing ideas and building community.
You can read about our companion event to the Digital Experience Security Summit, our Security Champions Summit from earlier this year, on our blog. You can also learn more about our ongoing efforts to build upon our stronger security culture throughout Adobe in our white paper.
Manager, DX Security