Iron Clad DevOps Security for your EC2 Environments

The DevOps community looking for rapid service provisioning for many concurrent users is increasingly adopting of Platform-as-a-service (PaaS). PaaS provides tools, manages dependencies and handles integrations with software and middleware, which is often required to manage the complete life cycle of building, testing and delivering services rapidly, and hosting them on an integrated third-party environment. PaaS reduces initial investment, TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), and results in faster Time to Market (TTM) for services. Its built in scalability and elasticity provides consistent user experience, enabling an agile service development and deployment. PaaS facilitates the cloud-based service model and pay per use pricing model, eliminating the need for capital outlay on software licenses, hardware, tools, kits, and middleware.

As enterprises mature in their cloud adoption, security, privacy, control, and visibility are becoming paramount for corporate IT.

Data breaches and vulnerabilities like zero day exploits, Heartbleed that targeted Open Source Software (OSS), Target’s credit card breach, Zeus Trojan that targeted Salesforce users for the purpose of data harvesting and exfiltration, Ice Dagger that targeted Office 365 users and was totally invisible to existing perimeter and endpoint protection defenses, Shellshock – a bug in the Unix Bash shell that is one of the most widespread and eye-opening vulnerabilities to date, and POODLE strike fear in the heart of CIOs and consumers alike. Today, hackers and attacks have evolved and have become more sophisticated and harder to detect.

Most public cloud infrastructure offerings in the market offer basic security that lack sophisticated security features. For example, the AWS shared responsibility model puts the onus on customers to protect their application workloads.  Therefore, the customers of IaaS environments often augment the security features offered by their cloud provider with additional layers of security to strengthen their security posture.

The first critical step in that process is to understand your attack surface. Public cloud infrastructure environments like AWS do not provide a simple, complete and quick view of the security posture of your entire Amazon EC2 environment.

It is critical to create audit trails to adhere to  regulatory and service compliance mandates. Continuous security monitoring of the entire environment keeps you ahead of the game in mitigating the effects of the attacks while enhancing forensics capabilities. IT and security operations demand the complete visibility of the EC2 environment in order to control instance “sprawl.”

In this webinar, an expert panel will examine the security needs of a modern, DevOps-managed infrastructure and how this changes how organizations protect their customer data. The discussion will introduce the benefits of cloud-native, behavioral-based security monitoring  and the importance of having visibility into  the entire EC2 attack surface.  It will provide a framework for addressing the security gaps in your EC2 environments. The webinar will also present real-world case studies and cloud data protection best practices.

Questions to address:

  • What are the limitations to gaining visibility and understanding of your security coverage in AWS environments, and should you overcome them?
  • What are the key advantages of using continuous security monitoring and auditing to keep data secure?
  • What are the key differences between continuously monitoring and polling?
  • What are the key advantages of anomaly-based behavioral intrusion detection compared to signature-based alerts?
  • What measures have proven to be successful to protect against zero day attacks?
  • How can businesses reduce their EC2 workload attack surface?
  • What factors are critical to provide comprehensive data security for public cloud environments?
  • What security gaps need to be addressed to architect a secure solution in EC2 environment?
  • What can businesses learn from early adopters of PaaS for their DevOps needs?

Target Audience:

  • CSOs, CISOs, CIOs and CTOs
  • DevOps Professionals
  • IT Operations
  • AWS Users
  • IT decision-makers
  • Infrastructure and Security architects