DevFest: Data Security and Mitigating CICD Risks

Google Sydney - One Darling Island, One Darling Island Road, Pyrmont, 2009

Celebrate the launch of Cloudheads!

Nov 2, 2023, 6:30 – 8:30 AM


Key Themes

CloudDevFestMachine Learning

About this event

GDG Cloud Sydney is proud to collaborate with **Cloudheads **for their first Sydney event! We're excited to bring you two experts from the worlds of data and cloud for our upcoming event.


5:30pm - Welcome and networking

6:00-6:30pm - Protecting Sensitive Information on Google Cloud with Lizzie Reid

6:35-7:05pm - Mitigating CICD risks in the cloud with Gwenny Warnick

7:05-7:30pm - Mingling and networking

The event is at Google's offices in Pyrmont. Food and drinks for different dietaries will be catered for.We encourage you to introduce yourselves to people you don't know at our events.

Talk abstracts

Protecting Sensitive Information on Google Cloud (Lizzie Reid)

With the increasing frequency of data breaches hitting news headlines, data security is top of mind for many technical and business leaders. In this talk, I will outline some different tools and techniques available in Google Cloud to protect sensitive information from unauthorised access.

Mitigating CICD risks in the cloud (Gwenny Warnick)

Supply chain security in the tech industry may arguably be our biggest collective challenge today. With rapid development in the industry, new tools constantly entering the market, and threat actors evolving at every turn, knowing the provenance of your build artefacts and the risks your CICD approaches expose you to has never been more crucial.


Cloudheads is an active community of technologists committed to showcasing underrepresented groups in technology, including but not limited to women, non-binary people, disabled people, neurodiverse people, indigenous people, and culturally and racially marginalised (CARM) people.

We welcome people of all genders who would like to create a more inclusive industry.

Code of Conduct

Cloudheads are committed to creating safe and inclusive events, so we have a Code of Conduct. If you feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, harrassed, discriminated against, or would like to share any other information with us that can create a safer, more inclusive space, please complete our Incident report form or speak to organisers Gwenny Warnick or Jimmy Knight-Fallows personally if you feel more comfortable.



Thursday, November 2, 2023
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM UTC


  • Gary Lou

    Community organiser

  • Thushan Ganegedara

    Community organiser

  • Geshan Manandhar

    Simply Wall St.

    Community organiser

  • Roshan Ghale


    Community organiser

  • Katharine Russell

    Simply Wall St

    Community organiser

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