I keynote and speak at top enterprise technology and business conferences globally each year, to audiences ranging from small teams to a few thousand. I am experienced in speaking to audiences across a range of technical expertise, including corporate executives, business leaders, CISOs, CTOs, legal and risk professionals, developers, SREs, security engineers, and red teams.
I am available for select speaking engagements, which can include conference keynotes and private events. I am currently only considering paid speaking opportunities at public and private events, given schedule limitations. For international events, I request business class travel for medical reasons.
This page highlights some of my most popular talks, with live tweets from the audience. For a full list of my prior public presentations, please see my research site.
"Controlled Chaos" was an InfoSec & DevOps love story from @swagitda_ - an absolute highlight of the whole @velocityconf for me. Breaking down a complex message into actionable advice that even security noobs like me can understand. Beautifully presented. All round awesome 👏 pic.twitter.com/iFTPNo3Fu7— Marta Jasinska (@geekGirl1984) November 7, 2019
These are beautiful slides in style and more importantly content! For those interested in this space should take a look. We should avoid the knee-jerk reaction of blaming users and instead look for the root causes.— Adrian Rueegsegger (@Kensan42) October 26, 2019
So @swagitda_ and @nicolefv are killing it on the @BlackHatHQ stage, talking about the need for security to be part of DevOps, not hostile to it. So much yes here. Full of feels for the SRE team at $gig-1 who were *awesome* and welcoming to an itinerant hacker, led by @edyesed. pic.twitter.com/vB6OtKvIPb— Brendan O'Connor (@USSJoin) August 7, 2019
Instead of the C.I.A. model, @swagitda_ in Controlled Chaos: The Inevitable Marriage of DevOps & Security at #BHUSA wants us to consider a D.I.E. model — Distributed, Immutable, Ephemeral — which can reduce risk by design and support resilience. #BlackHat— Duo Security (@duosec) August 7, 2019
Listening to @swagitda_ talk about automating away toil: manual, repetitive tasks that don’t provide strategic value. So much of what happens in cyber ops teams meets this description - in some cases it’s even the primary function of the team. Must change. #BlackHatUSA— Mark Orlando (@markaorlando) August 7, 2019
Was disappointed by the lack of cats in @swagitda_ talk. Gladly, she threw in some sneaky Nietzsche. Satisfied and always, impressed! #ChaosEngineering #security #infosec #Blackhat2019 pic.twitter.com/9zIpsfbrhI— Rhea Naidoo (@Engineer_Chic) August 7, 2019
@swagitda_ writing to send some gratitude for what you've written about Resilience. I've spent the last several years of my life forwarding it as an essential strategy + every ally I find is a light at the end of the tunnel. No small thing. From the bottom of my heart: thank you.— Chad Calease☃️❄️⛄️ (@wimzkl) August 22, 2018
Basic message of @swagitda_’s Game Theory infosec talk: create systems that waste attacker’s time enough that it’s not worth their time.— Michael Heller (@MT_Heller) July 26, 2017