Monitoring resource consumption in a Cloud environment is becoming an increasingly important research topic in order to provide optimal management of both the underlying Cloud infrastructure and executing applications. Clouds are complex environments composed of many different entities and layers. Each of them may be provided with mechanisms offering various management actions. Different situations call for different actions often simultaneously. Indeed, isolated or contradictory actions may negatively affect Cloud application quality and Cloud infrastructure performance. This means that correctly selecting and effectively combining these operations in a given situation is a critical challenge of Cloud computing that only tight monitoring can address successfully.
In this webinar with CloudWatch, representatives of three European Union sponsored projects will discuss their findings in cloud monitoring. Topics will range from multi-action performances to network monitoring and operational monitoring in a Cloud federation context.
Listeners to the live event will be given the opportunity to ask questions to our experts.
Wong Onn Chee, CTO, Resolvo & Co-Chair, CSA APAC Research Advisory Council
As organisations increasingly move to the cloud, so do the attackers. Come and listen to Onn Chee on how the cloud was used to attack a security conference's websites on the cloud, the profile of the attackers from cloud and how did the conference organisers defend against them. In addition, Onn Chee will share on lessons learnt and a new pro-active approach to cloud defense by looking at IoR - Indicators of Reconnaissance - which is the first step in the Cyber Kill Chain, instead of IoC - Indicators of Compromise - to achieve faster and pre-emptive disruption to the Cyber Kill Chain.
Moderator : Jim LIM, Panelists: Raju CHELLAM, Nigel LIM, Steve NG
With cloud becoming the preferred IT infrastructure, understanding the emerging security threats is important. A recent CSA study showed that traditional cloud security issues (such as DDoS, shared technology vulnerabilities, CSP data loss and system vulnerabilities) that are under the responsibility of CSPs are now overshadowed by the need to address security issues that are situated higher up the technology stack which are the result of senior management decisions (such as misconfiguration, inadequate change control, and a lack of cloud security architecture and strategy). Please join our panel of industry experts to appreciate the shifts in cloud security issues.
In today’s connected era, a comprehensive incident response is an integral aspect of any organization aiming to manage and lower their risk profile. A good incident response needs to be useful not only when dealing with incidents caused by malicious threat actors, but should also be applicable in a variety of other situations such as downtime caused by an unexpected power outage or cut internet fiberfra due to roadworks. There are, however, different considerations when it comes to incident response for cloud-based infrastructure and systems, due in part to the nature of its shared responsibility.
Additionally, with a number of incident response standards, frameworks and guidelines available, it could be confusing for cloud providers and users to make sense of them for their cloud incident response (CIR) procedure. CSA’s CIR Framework will serve as a go-to guide for cloud users to effectively prepare for and manage the aftermath of cloud incidents, along with serving as a transparent and common framework for CSPs to share cloud incident response practices with their customers.
This talk will cover key contributions of the CIR Framework to the cloud community, and also make available a Quick Guide that distils the main objectives and overview of the CIR Framework.
Moderator: Suresh AGARWAL, Panelist: Aleksandar ANDRIC, Jim LIM, Haojie ZHUANG
Internet of Things (IoT) and connected devices promise tremendous benefits and a new wave of business opportunities. This hype is best balanced with caution especially with respect to security. Along with new revenue opportunities, IoT introduces points of vulnerability for data thefts and loss of device control. Such data breaches and loss create negative impact on a large scale. With devices connected to the Internet, the large attack surface offers numerous points of peril. Come and learn from our panel of experts on the risks and how to manage the perils effectively before you embark your IoT journey.
Over recent months, there has been an increasing number of cyber-breaches being reported in Asia Pacific, particularly from the public sector. Yet there have also been an increasing number of cybersecurity and data protection policies being put in place. Are these sufficient to assuage the public’s concerns about cloud computing and shared services? What are the trends in cybersecurity and data protection regulations within the Asia Pacific and ASEAN region?
Douglas Barbin of Schellman | Larry Greenblatt of QAD | Shaun Vanniekerk of NHS | John DiMaria of CSA
This session will provide a thorough overview of GRC in the cloud, from awareness to procurement expectations, to implementation to certification/Attestation.
Our panel includes a Cloud Service Provider, Cloud User and Certifying Body who will discuss all sides of cloud security peeling back and revealing those layers of accountability and responsibility between Cloud Service Providers and their Tenants, applying measurable risk-based decision making for both assessing and attesting to governance, risk and compliance best practices.
Additionally, this panel is here to answer your pressing questions. We urge attendees to submit questions before the session and we will use them for our panel through twitter using hash tag #CSATOWNHALL
As cloud adoption matures, so do cloud attacks. This session will highlight the top 10 cloud kill chains and how to break them. The presenters will lay out each step of the chain, which are the easiest to snap, and which common security defenses work across multiple chains.
Jim Reavis, CEO, CSA | Karen F. Worstell, CISO | John DiMaria, CSA | Vincent Campitelli, CSA
In our increasingly interconnected world, the cloud is the answer. Services like Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive and AWS have embraced its ability to store data online and have created services to capitalize on its potential. Data access is never a problem if you have an internet connection. But before the dawn of the Internet, cloud computing didn’t exist. It simply couldn’t. The panel on this session was certainly around before the dawn! That’s why they don’t sweat the challenges that come with the cloud today, because they lived through the early days when solutions to IT Security problems had to be invented as you go “and they liked it”!
Join us as this distinct panel that represents the “grumpy old people” of security today discuss the evolution of compute and how being in the trenches of the “old days” has allowed them to make significant contributions to better security solutions today.
Peleus Uhley, Principal Scientist & Lead Security Strategist at Adobe
It is always important to stay current and explore new technologies. John Lambert is often quoted for saying, “Defenders think in lists. Attackers think in graphs. As long as this is true, attackers win.” This was one of the concepts that had originally hooked Peleus on the idea of exploring graphs in our tooling. There have been many examples of graph databases used to solve problems in network security, spam & fraud detection, and cloud configuration issues. Graphs have even been argued as a necessary component to move machine learning to the next level. However, there are not many examples specific to cloud app security.
In this webcast, Peleus Uhley, Principal Scientist & Lead Security Strategist at Adobe will explore some possible options for using graphs and graph databases to help accelerate solutions to some cloud security problems.
IoT in the enterprise will generate new information and business models that will strain on-prem capabilities and resources. The challenges can be resolved by judicious of the cloud. This potential upside needs to be weighted against risks around data privacy, visibility, and (in)effectiveness of traditional security tools and approaches.
The increasing digitisation of OT (Operations Technology) will impose similar challenges, with the added key dimension of safety on top of the traditional tripartite of confidentiality, integrity and availability.
The talk will thus dive deeper into these real-world challenges and share some practical considerations and approaches.
“The Practitioners View Inside and Out”
During times of turmoil and increased remote work, the security and viability of our supply chain and vendors takes on even greater importance. This webinar will examine the current situation, provide tips, best practices and practical applications on vendor and supply chain risk and how to prioritize your actions to ensure business continuity and resilience.
What you learn during this webinar:
- A practitioner view on how to structure your efforts in securing your supply chain/vendor landscape and how to prioritize your actions
- New external facing vulnerability and security behavior trends of organizations as well as the signals in the SSC platform you can use to help monitor these threats for both you and your vendors
- Best practices in expedited assessment and onboarding processes with third parties.
Michael Mazza, Executive Director - Enterprise Technology & Risk - Morgan Stanley
In today’s environment, we are faced with conflicting challenges. Our businesses want us to advance the use of cloud to improve costs and time-to-market. The major CSPs are coming out with new functionality literally every day, and tout the Shared Responsibility model for security and governance. Yet the regulators still hold us to managing risk. How can we show regulators that their guidance is being heeded within our internal control environment when we use CSPs? Join for a discussion on how to make sure that regulators, vendors, and your internal staff can speak the same language.
Thomas Martin, Founder, NephōSec | Chris Hertz, Chief Revenue Officer, DivvyCloud
Join Thomas Martin, former GE CIO and Founder of NephōSec, and Chris Hertz, Chief Revenue Officer of DivvyCloud, for a deep dive into the current state of cloud security and practical guidance on ways to stop cyberattackers who seek to take advantage of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Topics covered include:
- Discussion of the increased challenges faced by security and IT professionals during times of crisis.
- Key findings from the 2020 State of Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Security Report as a guide to what to focus on.
- Critical actions and steps that enterprises can take to protect their cloud environments from cyberattackers.
Join Bob Gourley, CTO and Co-Founder of OODA, to learn about when AI goes wrong including...
- 6 categories of real-world AI failures
- notable failures in operational systems
- compliance needs
- a guide for securing AI for framework
Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4
Most people know that cloud security overall is often better than traditional on-premise security. However, that doesn’t mean that cloud products can’t be hacked or misconfigured even if you are using the best security practices. Social engineering is the number one threat to your cloud security that nobody is talking about, and your users are the last line of defense against these hacks!
Join Roger Grimes, KnowBe4’s Data-Driven Defense Evangelist, as he breaks down the ways that bad actors can get around even the most up-to-date cloud security defenses and what you can do to keep your cloud safe. He’ll discuss:
- Top 5 hacks the bad guys can use to get around your cloud security defenses
- How to defend your organization against these hacks
- The role that your users play in an effective defense strategy
- How to spot (and stop) these types of attacks before it’s too late
Attend this webinar to learn about various cloud hacks and how they compromise security, and what you can do to help better defend against them!
In order for an adversary to conduct a successful cyber attack and inflict any kind of damage, they must run malicious code or commands on a victim’s machine. This fact also holds true in the world of modern cloud infrastructure, which usually comprises numerous Linux servers, containers and other services that can potentially run unauthorized software.
While there's a lot of publicly available information about securing the CI/CD process and pre-runtime scans, in this webinar, we will focus on best practices for securing your workloads in runtime. We will further explain how monitoring code in-memory can help to detect and quickly respond to cyber threats in public or private cloud servers.
Prateek Bhajankam,VP of Product Management & Badri Raghunathan, Director of Product Management at Qualys
The digital transformation through Hybrid IT and DevOps has fundamentally changed how organizations operate – with major security implications. How do companies detect and manage vulnerabilities when the enterprise network constantly evolves, and code written this morning gets deployed this afternoon? This requires enterprises to take a proactive, continuous and automated approach to security. Join this session to learn from industry experts on how enterprises should approach vulnerability management and take a wholistic approach that goes beyond traditional metrics. The speakers will detail how enterprises can implement a fully integrated vulnerability workflow – from asset inventory/discovery to vulnerability detection to prioritization and finally to remediation and patching.
Dave Lewis, Global Advisory CISO, Duo Security (now part of Cisco)
Security breaches pervade the headlines. What was seen as a rare instance just 5 years ago now seems to occupy the daily news cycle. A lot of these data breaches are made possible due to missteps and misconfigurations. There are many security issues introduced into website authentication mechanisms that further compound the security issues in addition to enforcing bad behavior by the end users. Security debt is a real problem for the vast majority of organizations in the world today and the attackers will utilize this to their advantage. In addition to keeping system hygiene at front of mind, defenders need to focus on proper network zone segmentation or, as it more popular term these days, zero-trust networks. The old conceptual style of a castle wall and moat to defend a network was deprecated several years ago. As a result of the dissolution of the traditional perimeter, a stronger focus has to be placed on the strength of authentication, authorization, and trust models for the users.
The antiquated notion of an information security practitioner running through the office brandishing their flaming sword of justice above their heads screaming “thou shall not pass” has at long last reached the denouement. Whether you are responsible for the security in a financial organization or one that makes teddy bears it is necessary to adapt and learn to trust but, verify."
Justin Collins, Senior Director of Professional Services, Proofpoint & Jim Reavis, CEO, CSA
Whether it’s financial, bank or credit card data, customer or patient information, or intellectual property, the goal of cybersecurity is to protect sensitive data and prevent unwanted access or theft. Legacy DLP solutions often fall short of that goal when you move to the cloud. With the adoption of SaaS applications such as Office 365, G Suite, Slack or Box, the cloud has become the other major channel of data sharing next to email. Securing access to a cloud app such as Office 365 in itself presents a new and significant challenge, let alone protecting sensitive data in the cloud. It is time to rethink DLP and adopt a solution that can unify DLP for email and cloud apps, but is also risk-aware. How can you better your approach in 2020?
Join us as Proofpoint’s Senior Director of Professional Services, Justin Collins and CSA's CEO, Jim Reavis, discusses the steps for you to consider when transforming your DLP solution. In this session you will learn:
- How to better discover and protect your organization’s sensitive data with CASB
- How to unify DLP incident management for cloud apps, email and more
- How to better identify sensitive data exposures and ex-filtration when an account is compromised
Ryan Davis, Senior Manager, Cloud Product Marketing & Vince Stross, Principal Security SE at ExtraHop
For public cloud customers, event-driven security isn’t just practical—it’s expected. Although organizations still rely on perimeter-focused technologies, they’re moving away from a strictly protect-and-prevent mindset to one that includes detect-and-respond capabilities.
In this webinar, we’ll dig into how network detection and response (NDR) can power event-driven security in the cloud. Topics will include:
- How virtual taps enable agentless NDR in the public cloud
- How NDR completes Gartner’s SOC Visibility Triad in the cloud
- How NDR can be used for response automation
Educational series on cloud computing, security and privacy.
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