DSC Global

Building a Security Champions Program to Scale your Security Team

with Simon Maple


Organizations are creating security champions programs as an effective mechanism for communication, knowledge sharing and collaboration between security and development teams. This session aggregates research from many organizations that have successfully and unsuccessfully built security champions programs. We’ll cover best practices you may wish to follow and pitfalls to avoid. Topics include, why you should consider creating a program, who and what you need to support a successful program, how to structure and organically grow your program, as well as how to measure success. This is a must watch session if you run or are considering starting up a new security champions program.


Simon Maple

Field CTO at Snyk

About Simon Maple

Simon Maple is the Field CTO at Snyk, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014 and 2017, Duke’s Choice award winner, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, and London Java Community co-leader. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, DevoxxBE, UK, & FR, DevSecCon, SnykCon, JavaZone, Jfokus, JavaLand, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.

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