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Debunking Top Cloud Misconfiguration Myths

  • Friday, May 21, 2021 at 10:30 AM EDT (2021-05-21 14:30:00 UTC)
  • Raymond Kirk, Dave Shackleford


  • Tripwire, Inc.

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Do you remember all the apprehension about cloud migration in the early days of cloud computing? Some of the concerns ran the full paranoia gamut from unreliability to massive overcharging for cloud services. Some concerns, such as the lack of security of the entire cloud infrastructure, rose to the level of conspiracy theories. It is nice to know that those myths are all behind us.

Or are they?

It seems that many of the earlier misconceptions have been replaced with new notions about the cloud. Some of the newer ideas focus on misconfigurations. Legitimately, recent posts about misconfiguration problems are cause for concern. However, this does not rectify the problem of some of the myths about cloud configurations.

In an effort to remedy some of these myths, Tripwire has produced a white paper that seeks to debunk five common myths about cloud misconfigurations, and how Tripwire can help with the transition into the cloud.

Speaker Bios

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Raymond Kirk

Raymond Kirk is the Technical Product Manager for Tripwire focusing on its cloud security products and next-generation threat protection solutions. With over a decade of experience working with enterprise companies such as IBM and Hewlett Packard, Raymond Kirk has held successful roles in Security, DevOps, Support, and Project Management. Raymond Kirk is a Certified Scrum Master, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and holds an ITILv3 IT Service Management certification from Axelos. He has a true passion for making companies and organizations better including a more diverse and equitable place to work for all people and backgrounds which he currently volunteers his time at Tripwire to help achieve outside of his day-to-day role.

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