October 2016 - Pragmatic Cloud Security – A Guided Tour

This presentation will offer a close-up view of the fundamentals of cloud computing through the lens of the security and risk professional. In addition to reviewing the basics of cloud architectures, service and delivery models, and other topics covered in the Cloud Security Alliance’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) exam domains, we’ll walk through demonstrations performed in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance that highlight key focus areas of interest for security and risk evaluations.



Brian is an information security professional with experience in the insurance, manufacturing, and defense intelligence sectors. He has worked in the areas of incident response, forensic analysis, vulnerability management, security risk consulting, and the hunt team. As an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Brian is actively engaged in cyber threat intelligence research. This convergence of corporate information security experience and Intelligence Community research provides a unique vantage point for evaluating cyber risk to organizations.

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