SANS Cloud Security - San Francisco 2023: Keynote - The Cloud Security Identity Crisis: Skills to Keep Up In The Cloud

  • Tuesday, 18 Jul 2023 10:15PM EDT (19 Jul 2023 02:15 UTC)
  • Speaker: Terrence Williams

The increasing reliance on cloud computing has driven the need for efficient and secure IT environments, necessitating the development of robust engineering skills across various domains. This keynote speech will explore the world of cloud investigations, focusing on the critical intersection of data engineering, infrastructure as code (IaC), and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. Attendees will learn about the latest trends, best practices, and real-world applications demonstrating how these engineering disciplines can significantly enhance cloud security, performance, and scalability. By the end of the session, participants will have gained valuable insights and practical strategies to help their organizations adapt and excel in the rapidly evolving cloud-centric landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of cloud investigations and their importance in ensuring secure and efficient IT environments in the cloud.
  2. Gain insights into data engineering techniques, including data collection, storage, processing, and analysis, and learn how they contribute to effective cloud investigations.
  3. Explore the principles of infrastructure as code (IaC), its benefits in managing and provisioning cloud resources, and how it supports cloud investigations by improving security, compliance, and infrastructure management.
  4. Examine the role of CI/CD pipelines in promoting rapid and reliable software delivery, and learn how they facilitate cloud investigations by fostering transparency, traceability, and automated testing.
  5. Discover emerging trends and best practices for integrating data engineering, infrastructure as code, and CI/CD pipelines in cloud investigations to optimize security and performance.
  6. Learn from real-world examples and case studies that demonstrate the successful application of these engineering disciplines in cloud environments.