Security East 2014

New Orleans, LA | Mon, Jan 20 - Sat, Jan 25, 2014

10 Things Security Teams Need to Know About Cloud Security

  • Dave Shackleford
  • Wednesday, January 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

More and more organizations are moving data, systems, and applications into cloud service provider (CSP) environments all the time. The reasons for this are many - cost, efficiency, improved operations, features, and many more. However, security teams are still trying to figure this whole "cloud" thing out. What are the biggest issues? How do we assess CSP environments? What are the most important questions to ask? What technologies are emerging to help us? These questions and more plague security teams every day.

In this presentation, Dave will discuss ten key points that all security teams should understand about cloud infrastructure and security. Attendees will walk away with:

  • Ten concrete areas of cloud security focus, with takeaways from each.
  • Ideas for how to improve cloud security assessment and audit programs
  • Technologies that should be evaluated now and in the near future for solving cloud security challenges
  • Examples of what other organizations are doing to address these challenges

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
Monday, January 20
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, January 20th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
How to Build a Completely Hackable City in Five Steps (And Why You Should Build Your Own Skills in this Arena) Ed Skoudis Monday, January 20th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, January 21
Session Speaker Time Type
An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments James Tarala Tuesday, January 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Who's Watching the Watchers? Mike Poor Tuesday, January 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, January 22
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Wednesday, January 22nd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Wednesday, January 22nd, 12:30pm - 1:15pm Special Events
Legends: The Reality Behind the Security Fairytales We All Hear! Kevin Johnson Wednesday, January 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
10 Things Security Teams Need to Know About Cloud Security Dave Shackleford Wednesday, January 22nd, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, January 23
Session Speaker Time Type
Hacking Your Friends and Neighbors For Fun Joshua Wright Thursday, January 23rd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night