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7-Step Process to Secure AWS and Custom Applications

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM EDT (2017-10-25 19:30:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, Brandon Cook, Niraj Patel, Anant Mahajan


  • SkyHigh Networks

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In the wake of the massive Verizon, Dow Jones, and RNC data exposures, IT Security is increasingly aware of the need to secure data in IaaS Platforms, like AWS and Azure, and custom applications running on IaaS. 

Join John Pescatore of the SANS Institute, Niraj Patel of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Skyhigh Networks for a fast-paced session covering the challenges IT Security faces when utilizing AWS across the enterprise and how they are auditing security configurations, detecting threats, and enforce data loss prevention policies for IaaS and custom apps using a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).

This webinar will include a live product demonstration of the Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Broker covering use cases including:

  1. Audit AWS to Identify and Correct Unsecure/Noncompliant Configurations
  2. Detect Compromised Account and Malicious Insider working with AWS
  3. Extend DLP, Access Control, Threat Detection to Custom Apps


Speaker Bios

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Brandon Cook

Brandon Cook leads the product marketing team at Skyhigh Networks and has over a decade of experience in the tech industry identifying and developing new markets. Prior to Skyhigh, Brandon worked at Sequoia Capital, Symantec, Clearwell (acquired by Symantec), and IBM. As a regular contributor to the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) events and blogs and author of the quarterly Cloud Adoption and Risk Report, he has expertise in "shadow IT", cloud security, cloud governance, and cloud regulatory compliance. Brandon holds a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.

Niraj Patel

Niraj Patel joined Horizon BCBSNJ as manager of security architecture in 2015 after more than 8 years of experience in building and enhancing secure architecture design, cloud security, security engineering and application security in retail, electronics and energy sectors. Niraj holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an Executive MBA in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Niraj is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).

Anant Mahajan

As a senior product manager, Anant Mahajan heads up Skyhigh’s IaaS product for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. Prior to Skyhigh Networks, Anant led Druva’s Governance product offerings and has a successful track record of driving product innovation in the Cloud Security, Data Protection, eDiscovery and Compliance space. Anant is a software engineer by training and holds an MBA from Imperial College London.

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