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How to Cut Through the White Noise and Improve Reaction Time to Real Problems

In this talk you will learn:

  • Why alert fatigue is dangerous
  • How we can solve it
  • Sensu core components
    • Filters
    • Round robin subscriptions
    • Check dependencies
    • Check hooks (not strictly alert fatigue but auto triage can really help in general)
  • Sensu community components
    • auto remediation: use the handler not hooks
  • External tools for on call management and paging (such as pagerduty)
  • General tuning
  • Reduction in noise in alerting (as opposed to monitoring)

Eric Heydrick

DevOps Engineer, DefenseStorm

Eric Heydrick is an infrastructure engineer based in Seattle, WA where he keeps the bits flowing at security startup DefenseStorm. He has worked in tech for over 18 years and enjoys hacking on automation, monitoring, and hooking kegerators to the internet.

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