Presentations

Repo of conference presentations and videos over the years. Let me know if something is missing!

Recent Conference Videos

OpenStack Summit Sydney: OpenStack Compliance Speed and Agility (Yes, It’s Possible)

Discussed OpenStack security concerns and explored the latest in compliance tooling. In the spirit of “Compliance as Code,” we completed a proof of concept integration of OpenControl and OpenStack. With this work we showed how security control remediation can be layered to create meaningful security documentation, gap analysis, and reporting.

Co-presented with Keith Basil, Principal Product Manager for OpenStack at Red Hat.

RSA 2017: Integrated Solutions for Trusted Clouds and SDI

Commercial and government organizations are looking to reduce network complexity and cost while simultaneously increasing flexibility and agility. Additionally, new security challenges must be considered along with all the benefits that a software-defined IT infrastructure provides. Intel and Red Hat have teamed up to help solve software defined cloud environment challenges.

Co-presented with Steve Orrin, Chief Technologist of Intel Federal.

Summit 2017 Government Breakout: What is needed to build trusted infrastructures?

Discuss technical and personnel aspects of building trusted infrastructure. Panelists Jeff Blank (of NSA Information Assurance) and CPT Christopher Apsey (Deputy Director, Technical College, Army Cyber School).

Summit Talk

Compliance hasn’t been something that can be easily automated, since most of the regulations are wordy documents that require an administrator to manually inspect the system. Lack of automation means that compliance becomes a hurdle to a secure system, rather than a validation.

Co-presented with Jeff Blank (Technical Director, NSA Information Assurance) on the SCAP Security Guide (code on GitHub), which is an open source initiative tackling security automation. This session talks through the current state of the project, what NSA+Red Hat see as future needs, and ends with a demo of compliance scanning.

Archived Presentations

Let me know if a conference talk is missing and I’ll posted the slides!

2015-11-15 SuperComputing 2015: Applied Cross Domain

Super Computing 2015, Austin, Texas, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2017-02-17 RSA Conference: Integrated Solutions for Trusted Clouds and SDI

RSA Conference 2017, San Francisco, California, USA
Steve Orrin (Intel Corp), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)

2017-10-10 AUSA 2017: Repeatable DCO Platforms

Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2017, Washington D.C., USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2016-08-18 Red Hat Partner Security Update

Red Hat Public Sector Partner Conference
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2016-08-24 FedInsider Webinar with Jennifer Kron – Securing Intelligence in an Open Hybrid Cloud

FedInsider Webinar
Jennifer Kron (Deputy CIO, U.S. Intelligence Community), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2016-08-29 AFITC Security Automation

The Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference (AFITC), Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Ted Brunell (Red Hat), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2015-01-27 Social Security Administration Opening Remarks

Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2015-06-12 DevOpsDC: Consumer to Collaborator

DevOpsDays DC, Washington D.C., USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2015-06-25 Red Hat Summit: Security Compliance Made Easy

Red Hat Summit 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Jeff Blank (NSA), Sarah Storms (Lockheed Martin), Josh Koontz (Lockheed Martin), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2015-10-05 Fermilab: DevOps Alone in the Dark

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2014-04-17 Red Hat Summit 2014: Applied SCAP

Red Hat Summit 2014, San Francisco, California, USA
Jeff Blank (National Security Agency), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2014-05-08 IT Craftsmanship to IT Manufacturing

The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2014-07-30 Defense in Depth SCAP Workbook

Defense in Depth 2014, Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2014-07-31 Customer Convergence: Applied SCAP

Red Hat Customer Convergence, Washington D.C., USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2013-03-25 SCAP Workshop Workbook

NSA FANX, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2013-04-03 Open Source Framework to Catch the Bad Guys

Red Hat Summit, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Mark St. Laurent (Red Hat), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2013-06-12 Red Hat Summit 2013: Compliance Made Easy

Red Hat Summit 2013, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2013-07-21 MITRE Developer Days – Red Hat SCAP Remediation

MITRE Developer Days, McLean, Virginia, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2013-08-22 NSA System Security & Management

NSA Red Hat Symposium, Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2012-03-15 What’s New at Red Hat, NSA User Group

NSA Linux User Group, Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2012-08-21 NRO GED Industry Day

NRO GED Industry Day, Chantilly, Virginia, USA
Dave Egts (Red Hat), Scott Wallace (Red Hat), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2012-10-16 Mil-OSS Working Group: Introduction to SCAP Security Guide

Mil-OSS, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2011-11-03 Intelligence Community Cloud Users Group

TMA, Chantilly, Virginia, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2010-01-28 NSA Open Source User Group Meeting, Current & Future Linux on System z

National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Jim Stann (Red Hat), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2010-11-08 NSA Technical Symposium

NSA R&E Symposium, Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Chris Runge (Red Hat), Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2011-03-15 Lockheed Martin Open Source Day

Lockheed Martin, Rockville, Maryland, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-01-14 Red Hat Destination z Field Call

IBM Destination z
Shawn Wells, Mark Smith

2009-01-28 DOI Current and Future State of Linux on System z

U.S. Department of Interior, National Business Center, Denver, Colorado, USA
Shawn Wells, Daud Santosa, Wayne Rhone
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2009-03-18 IBM Taking “Green” Beyond Hardware

IBM Linux Technology Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Shawn Wells
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2009-06-15 Marist Summer Series

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-06-18 CAVMEN System z Users Group Update

CAVMEN (Chicago Area VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts), Lincolnshire, Illinois, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-06-18 CAVMEN Red Hat Network Satellite (On System z)

CAVMEN (Chicago Area VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts), Lincolnshire, Illinois, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-07-28 Red Hat System z Update (July 28th 2009 Analyst Call)

Industry Analyst Call
Nick Carr (Red Hat), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-08-11 IBM Teach the Teachers (IBM T3), Linux Security Overview

IBM T3, Endicott, New York, USA
Matt Jamison (Red Hat), Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-08-24 The Linux Audit Subsystem Deep Dive

SHARE 2009, Denver, Colorado, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-08-24 Managing your Red Hat Enterprise Linux Guests with RHN Satellite

SHARE 2009 (Session ID 9204), Denver, Colorado, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2009-12-04 New York City System z Executive Council

System z Executive Council, New York, New York, USA
Shawn Wells (Red Hat)
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2008-01-22 Harris IT Day

Harris Corp., Melbourne, Florida, USA
Shawn Wells
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2008-01-23 CUNY Information Managers Forum

City University of New York (CUNY), New York City, New York, USA
Shawn Wells, Mark St. Laurent, Michael Brown
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2008-03-06 Harris Security Seminar, Part II

Harris Corp., Melbourne, Florida, USA
Shawn Wells
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2008-06-25 Marist College Summer Professors Series

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Shawn Wells
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2008-07-15 Red Hat Enterprise Solutions for IBM System z

IBM Linux Technology Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
Shawn Wells
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2008-10-14 IBM z/Expo: Managing your Red Hat Enterprise Linux Guests with RHN Satellite

IBM z/Expo 2008, Session zLP07, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Shawn Wells, Brad Hinson
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2008-10-14 IBM z/Expo: Red Hat Update for IBM System z

IBM z/Expo 2008, Session ID zQV18, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Shawn Wells
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2008-11-13 CAVMEN LUG: Red Hat Deep Dive Sessions on Linux on System z

CAVMEN - Chicago Area VM (and Linux) Enthusiasts, Lincolnshire, Illinois, USA
Shawn Wells
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