Bren Briggs

Bren Briggs

Vice President of DevSecOps, Hypergiant

Bren 'fraq' Briggs is the head of Information Security at Hypergiant where leverages his background in combat communications, cloud security, and automation to develop and protect secure environments for AI and Machine Learning workloads, even working on projects as ambitious as putting Kubernetes into low Earth orbit. In his spare time you might find him in the garden struggling to support his over-fertilized tomatoes.

All Sessions by Bren Briggs

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) - 2025 and Beyond September 15, 2023
3:50 pm - 4:40 pm

Open Sourcing the Battlefield: How the US Air Force Became Cloud-Native

For years, the US Air Force’s software development and acquisition processes were riddled with cost overruns, insecure software, and lengthy delays. Now they’re putting Kubernetes on fighter jets and it’s not just for show. What happened? What caused the sudden change? This talk examines how the US Air Force leveraged DevSecOps principles and open source software to decrease costs, deliver software faster, and ensure it is safer than via previous models. Attendees will hear from firsthand experience and interviews with stakeholders in the US Air Force who worked to bring about this massive change in the DoD’s approach and attitude towards software development as well as what this means for your organization.