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“I think with development practices, such as CI, we’re going to get to a point that rather than having this one, monolithic milestone where you’re given these hundreds of defects, instead the developer will have the ability to ingest these quality defects as they truly are on a daily or nightly basis as their code is checked in, compiled, assessed and run against the test harness allowing for a lot more of these defects to be addressed a lot earlier in the development cycle.” — Omkhar Arasaratnam

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In today’s show, I talk with Omkhar Arasaratnam, Chief Security Architect at the TD BankĀ Group. I talk with Omkhar about his work with open source and how component based software has become ubiquitous within the development environment, finding its way into virtually every corner of today’s software.

With his history as an open source developer, Omkhar brings a unique perspective to his role as security architect. We begin today with a story about his realization as to how prevalent open source really is.

About Omkar Arasaratnam

Omkhar Arasaratnam is the Chief Security Architect for TD Bank Group. He has over 15 years of Information Technology experience. Omkhar has had a long history of leading global, multi billion dollar projects. He has lead organizations to realize their business goals while effectively managing risk and compliance requirements.

Omkhar leads the Enterprise Security Architecture department at TD Bank Group. In this capacity, he has been accountable for revolutionizing the effectiveness of security architecture across the bank. Omkhar is also an accomplished author with several pending patents and is an Open Group certified Master Infrastructure Architect.