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TechTalk: Security Demo and S3 Breach Update

When choosing for a Cloud Management Platform (CMP) enterprises should be looking for Security and Compliance capabilities in addition to Cost Management and Cloud Governance. CloudCheckr is a full-service CMP that delivers "All of the above."

Additionally, enterprises need to understand their role in the Shared Responsibility Model, in order to fully meet security standards like FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI and more. The recent S3 breaches are examples of customers not using the tools AWS provides to keep their cloud secure.

Join us for a hands-on demonstration of some of the more popular features of CloudCheckr, including:

- Best Practice Checks
- Automated "Fix Now" capabilities that can save time and effort
- Security and Compliance tools
- S3 Breach and CloudCheckr's free S3Checkr.com tool
Recorded Aug 3 2017 38 mins
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Todd Bernhard, CloudCheckr Product Marketing Manager
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