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Kelly Shortridge is a Senior Principal at Fastly and lead author of Security Chaos Engineering: Sustaining Resilience in Software and Systems (O'Reilly Media). Shortridge is best known as an expert on resilience in complex systems, the application of behavioral economics to cybersecurity, and bringing security out of the dark ages. Shortridge is a frequent keynote speaker, advisor, and author and has been a successful enterprise product leader, entrepreneur (with an exit to Crowdstrike), and investment banker.
Kelly Shortridge is a Senior Principal in the Office of the CTO at Fastly. Shortridge is lead author of Security Chaos Engineering: Sustaining Resilience in Software and Systems (O'Reilly Media) and is best known as an expert 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. Shortridge also serves on the editorial board of ACM Queue.
My work and I have been featured in top media outlets, including BBC News, Business Insider, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Vice Media, as well as top technology publications, such as Cyberscoop, ComputerWorld, Dark Reading, Decipher, InfoQ, Risky Business, TechCrunch, and VentureFizz. I have been named a top 100 DevOps leader as well as a "Big Thinker" in cybersecurity, and I advise companies (from Fortune 500 to startups), investors (from seed VC through growth PE), and executives regularly.
I have spoken at over 40 conferences in 7 countries across 4 continents, addressing audiences from multiple thousands of technology professionals to handfuls of C-suite officers. I have also presented at numerous private corporate and government events, including at Fortune 500 companies, publicly-traded Silicon Valley tech companies, and industry consortiums.