Director of Developer Relations
Marcus is an open source contributor and heads up the Developer Relations group within Lucidworks. He most recently worked at Ford Motor Company leading global efforts to improve personalization. He has contributed to a variety of open source projects for search, security, and data engineering, including but not limited Apache Lucene/Solr, Apache Superset, Apache Airflow and Suricata. He started Nodal Security back in 2014 which has been owned by Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) since 2017. He studied at Grinnell College and the University of Michigan.
Marcus Eagan is speaking at the following session/s
Stop Bashing Breach Victims: Backward Incompatible Changes to Security in Apache Solr
Marcus Eagan will explain a backward incompatible change he made to Solr that will make setting up basic authentication security more intuitive and safer for Solr users. Previously, enabling the authentication plugin in Solr did not actually restrict access to unauthenticated users. Despite the recommendations from almost all of the documentation out there, some users still do not know to make this change. To wrap up his talk, Marcus will emphasize the importance of looking for areas to improve security in open source and making security more intuitive for all users.