November #Teacamp – Agile and Security with @bruntonspall

Remember Remember, the 2nd of November

The spooks and ghouls of Halloween are laid to rest for another year, and the embers of Guy Fawkes are due to re-ingite on Sunday the 5th.

How to spark the flame teacamp style? We bring you Michael Brunton-Spall who argues that agile development methods can actually make systems more secure .

Michael Brunton-Spall is a freelance security and management consultant.

He has previously worked for the Cabinet Office in the [Government Digital Service] ( as Deputy Director for Technology and Operations, Head of Cybersecurity, Head of Technical Architecture and Lead security architect.

Previously he has worked in the gambling industry, the games industry, the finance industry and for [The Guardian](

Michael is one of the four authors of [Agile Application Security](, published by O’Reilly.

Agile & Security

Agile and security aren’t normally considered good bedfellows. Agile software development tends to throw out plans, designs and specifications and just keeps changing the system over and over.

How can we build software in a secure manner and have any confidence in how secure our systems are in this world?

Michael will argue that agile development methods can actually make systems more secure than more traditional methods, and show some tools and techniques that can be used to improve the security of systems that are built and operated using agile.

What do you think? Do you agree with this approach or have you found that it doesn’t work for you? Come to Teacamp and be part of the discussion and let us know your thoughts.

When is Teacamp?

  • Time and date: 4pm – 6pm, 1st Thursday of every month
  • Location: Mezzanine, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?

If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is upstairs in the cafe, very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for James or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

  • 4.00 – 4.30pm:  tea and cake
  • 4.30 – 4.40pm:  intros and plug your events, projects, etc
  • 4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
  • 5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
  • 6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub

Contact info

@baskers Sarah Baskerville
@jaCattell James Arthur Cattell

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