SANS @MIC Talk - Defending Lift and Shift Cloud Applications

  • Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020 3:30PM EDT (01 Jul 2020 19:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Ryan Nicholson

When an organization moves an application or service from one environment to another without stopping to redesign the application, this is often referred to as 'lift ' and 'shift '. Many organizations, as an initial effort to move applications and services into the cloud, choose this strategy to make the move less painful and more familiar to their existing operating environment. This results in a mainly Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hosting environment. Although this is not the most efficient use of cloud, it is still a very common occurrence.

This talk will guide you through some of the nuances that cloud brings to your organization when transitioning from on-premise to an IaaS cloud environment and to better prepare you to defend these, now cloud-hosted, applications and services. Several, of which, are discussed in much greater detail in SEC488: Cloud Security Essentials.