Chris Allen

Chief Scientist, Photobox GS

Chris Allen is an architect, innovator and engineer with over twenty years experience in the electronics, software, e-commerce and cloud computing industries.

As a co-founder of PhotoBox, he has been directly responsible for many of their most successful technical projects, including:

  • Design and implementation of their original commerce web site from the ground up.

  • Development of their proprietary system for storage and distribution of photo images - a system that has scaled to billions of images and petabytes of data.

  • Architecture of their software-as-a-service web application, now in its tenth successful year of operation.

  • Design of their innovative solution for massive scalability into the cloud - a system that allowed the power of the computing cloud to be exploited while allowing legacy systems to continue running unhindered.

Prior to PhotoBox, Chris designed software and hardware solutions for pharmaceutical and other industries and was also responsible for the CopyStation disk duplicator - a high-end mass duplication system with sales in over 20 countries.

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Chris Allen Daily Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
DS-1
10:00 - 10:30
GS AppSec Daily Scrum (Mon)
Table 1
GS AppSec Daily Scrum (Tue)
Table 1
GS AppSec Daily Scrum (Wed)
Table 1
GS AppSec Daily Scrum (Thu)
Table 1
GS AppSec Daily Scrum (Fri)
Table 1
AM-1
10:30 - 12:30
Time slot over-subscribed
Using maps to define how to capture, detect and prevent 6 real-world security incidents
Larch room
Threat model cheat sheets
Kings room
Using JIRA-NeoVis to graph Threat Models
Wardley Mapping – a practical session on how to use value chain mapping
Larch room
Using Jira to handle Incident Response - simulations
PM-1
13:30 - 15:00
Time slot over-subscribed
Creating a Steady-State Hypothesis
Pedley room
Hands-on JIRA Schema refactoring
Larch room
Time slot over-subscribed
API Threat Modeling Cheat Sheet
Kings room
Akamai WAF & Ruleset
Pedley room
Time slot over-subscribed
AWS Lambda Security
Portland room
Using User Story Mapping for effective communication
Larch room
Writing security tests to confirm vulnerabilities and fixes
Pedley room
Using AI and ML for incident response
Larch room
PM-2
15:30 - 16:30
Time slot over-subscribed
Hands on Chaos Experiments
Pedley room
Create Wardley Maps for multiple security scenarios
Larch room
Lessons learned from public bug bounties programmes
314 - Owasp Projects villa
Securing AWS S3 Buckets
Portland room
Time slot over-subscribed
JIRA Risk Workflow
Portland room
Squad Modelling and Cross Functional Teams
Pedley room
PBX-GS Offsite session 5
317 - Photobox villa
PM-3
16:30 - 17:30
PBX-GS Offsite session 1
314 - Owasp Projects villa
PBX-GS Offsite session 2
317 - Photobox villa
Create Perl Security Questions
Montague room
PBX-GS Offsite session 4
317 - Photobox villa
Summit Wrap Up
main-hall
DS-3
18:00 - 19:00
Eve-1
19:30 - 21:00
Create a Slack bot in Python
313 - DevSecCon villa
Eve-2
21:00 - 23:00
Using Threat Models for GDPR
317 - Photobox villa
Time slot over-subscribed
Using Neo4J Enterprise
Writing Checkmarx SAST rules
313 - DevSecCon villa
Using Veracode SAST Engine

Participating sessions details

Title Description type When Time Acting as
AWS Lambda Security How to secure Lambda functions product-session Wed PM-1 participant
Threat model cheat sheets Threat Modeling Working Session working-session Tue AM-1 participant
Hands on Chaos Experiments user-session Mon PM-2 participant
Securing AWS S3 Buckets product-session Wed PM-2 participant
API Threat Modeling Cheat Sheet API Threat Modeling Cheat Sheet working-session Tue PM-1 participant
Hands on Chaos Experiments user-session Mon PM-2 participant
Akamai WAF & Ruleset product-session Tue PM-1 participant
Lessons learned from public bug bounties programmes List of top 10 lessons from bug bounty experts and guidelines on improving bug bounty programmes working-session Mon PM-2 participant

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