ASW #240 – Kelly Shortridge, Eric Fourrier, Richard Yew
Kelly Shortridge is a senior principal engineer at Fastly in the office of the CTO and lead author of “Security Chaos Engineering: Sustaining Resilience in Software and Systems” (O’Reilly Media). Shortridge is best known for their work on resilience in complex software systems, the application of behavioral economics to cybersecurity, and bringing security out of the dark ages. Shortridge has been a successful enterprise product leader as well as a startup founder (with an exit to CrowdStrike) and investment banker. Shortridge frequently advises Fortune 500s, investors, startups, and federal agencies and has spoken at major technology conferences internationally, including Black Hat USA, O’Reilly Velocity Conference, and SREcon. Shortridge’s research has been featured in ACM, IEEE, and USENIX, spanning behavioral science in cybersecurity, deception strategies, and the ROI of software resilience. They also serve on the editorial board of ACM Queue.
Eric Fourrier is an experienced engineer and entrepreneur with a degree in machine learning from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and a graduate degree from Ecole Centrale. He started his career as a data scientist in the financial sector in the United States before founding Quantiops, a consulting firm focused on big data analysis. In 2017, Eric co-founded GitGuardian, a rapidly growing cybersecurity startup that is dedicated to helping businesses protect their SDLC and software supply chain. With his expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, Eric is committed to driving innovation and growth in the tech industry.
Richard Yew is Senior Director, Product Management for Edgio Security. With more than 10+ years of security technology experience worldwide, Richard is on top of the latest trends and technologies including WAAP, DDoS protection, bot management and enterprise security. Richard comes to Edgio from Yahoo-Edgecast and, prior to this, he was with Verizon Media Platform for a number of years. Richard also spent a brief time at Akamai before moving back to Verizon Digital Media Services as Head of Product for Security. He has led teams involving technical scope and developed strategic solutions for customers and prospects. He was educated at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and later at DePaul University, rising through a technical and engineering background to a managerial role.