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Pipeline Analytics: The Foundation of the DevSecOps Practice

This talk by Chris Riley at Splunk was presented at DevSecOps Days Pittsburgh 2021.

Software Engineering Institute




DevSecOps is a practice, and that practice needs to be visible. With the implementation of pipeline analytics, organizations are able to better ensure that they can build a healthy DevSecOps practice and setup for long-term success. In this session we will cover:

  • Why pipeline analytics is the foundation of DevSecOps
  • How to implement pipeline analytics
  • Ways to leverage pipeline analytics to increase the security of your delivery chain and reduce risk

Chris Riley (@hoardinginfo) is obsessed with bringing modern technologies to those who need to solve real-world problems, going from unicorn to reality.

Chris speaks and engages with end-users regularly in the areas of DevOps, SecOps, and App Dev. He works for Splunk as a Tech Advocate and is a regular contributor to industry blogs such as,, and He is also the host of the podcast, Developers Eating the World.

As a bad-coder-turned-technology-advocate, Chris understands the challenges and needs of modern engineers, as well as how technology fits into the broader business goals of companies in a demanding high-tech world.

Chris obtained his Computer Science and Business degrees from Regis University in Colorado and currently lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters. He is a fan of physics and psychology, and has an eclectic set of hobbies that range from Genetic Algorithms (GA) to Mineral Collecting to LEGO.

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