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Ben Abrams

Supreme Unicorn Hunter of Planet Earth and the Entire Galaxy Besides

Ben Abrams is a technology veteran with over 10 years of experience, primarily as a systems engineer (or whatever fancier title they give him). Ben has helped startups, SMB’s, and large enterprises achieve their goals through effective use of technology. While Ben has often been categorized as a “hardcore generalist” he largely focuses on system architecture, automation, CI/CD, security, and monitoring. Ben has a special place place in his heart for OSS, he contributes to and maintains various projects including sensu. In his “spare” time he enjoys playing with his dog Ender, playing video games, and watching anime.

Talk Title: Building a security Team without becoming "the bad guy"

I have had various developer roles in my career which security teams got in our way and got bad reputations as the NO team. I am in the process of building my own security team. Discuss some tips on avoiding this and engineering seeing security as an asset rather than something to work around.

Watch previous talks:

After years of being a Sensu user, Ben Abrams started to contribute back. Since then he's become one of the maintainers of Sensu Plugins and...

In this talk from Doximity's Ben Abrams, you'll learn why alert fatigue is dangerous and how we can solve for it (using Sensu features like ...

J. Paul Reed of Release Engineering Approaches talks about the mindset of shipping software quickly and easily at Sensu Summit 2018.

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