Speaker Details

Steve Poole


Developer Advocate, Security Champion, DevOps practitioner (whatever that means) Long time Java developer, leader and evangelist. I’ve been working on Java SDKs and JVMs since Java was less than 1. Also had time to work on other things including representing or leading various JSRs, being a committer on open source projects including ones at Apache, Eclipse and OpenJDK. Also member of the Adopt OpenJDK group championing community involvement in OpenJDK. A seasoned speaker and regular presenter at international conferences on technical and software engineering topics.

Java application security the hard way - a workshop for the serious developer (Cloud native style)

Cybercrime is rising at an alarming rate. As a Java developer you know you need to be better informed about security matters but it’s hard to know where to start. This workshop will help you understand how to improve the security of your cloud native application through a series of demonstration hacks and related hands on exercises. Serious though the topic is, this practical session will be fun and will leaving you more informed and better prepared. Start building your security memory muscle here

Cloud Native Java

Java and Ransomware - what’s in it for you?

Want to make some money?  A little bitcoin on the side?  In this session we’ll take you through a few of the ways that Ransomware works. Probably one of the fastest growing forms of cybercrime -  we’ll explore the motivations (it’s not all about money)  how a typical attack occurs , how your actions and inactions help make the problem worse and generally educate you on the ransomware-as-a-service business that could easily be coming to a server near you.   Take the time to see how your CI/CD pipelines can be vulnerable and what you can do to make your application safer and your data more secure.

Some say ransomware is simply a cost of doing business -  whether thats true or not  ransomware is not going away any time soon   This talk will help you get up to speed and started on your journey of improving your defences. 


The Halloween TV - or why it might really be watching you back

Just another device on the network? A true story about Cyberattacks in the 21st century