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Prioritizing Security Operations in the Cloud through the Lens of the NIST Framework

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST (2019-02-21 18:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore, David Aiken


  • AWS Marketplace

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With more business applications moving into the cloud, it is important to ensure that best practices make the leap from on-premises procedures to cloud protections in a way that integrates security across both environments. Making sense of the options available starts with gaining a framework to understand the operations activities that matter in the cloudestablishing broader visibility, integrating threat intelligence, and othersto form a repeatable approach as additional workloads move to the cloud.

In this airing of a webcast hosted by AWS with SANS on January 31, 2019, SANS Director of Emerging Technologies John Pescatore will show how to use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to make the leap to securing infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) and hybrid cloud implementations by selecting and integrating the most effective and efficient security services, taking advantage of native cloud security services and third-party controls. Attendees will learn:

  • What is different about security cloud workloads
  • Why using a framework to organize efforts is effective
  • How to implement controls at the perimeter, host and data boundaries
  • What best practices organizations should implement
  • How to deploy secure IAAS and hybrid cloud implementations

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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.

David Aiken

David Aiken is a Solutions Architect Manager at AWS Marketplace and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. He leads a team of specialist SA's that help customers implement security and governance best practices. His skills include cloud computing, enterprise architecture, agile methodologies, web services, and software design and development. David has also worked as a product manager, technical specialist, and architect evangelist.

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