Build a Security Culture Within Your Organization

At this year’s AWS Summit Sydney, I was invited to speak about security culture and share a few practical examples of how organizations can build a positive security culture through increased visibility and enablement at all levels. But, what is a positive security culture? At Xero, we take a customer-centric approach with our product teams…

4 Best Practices to Get Your Cloud Deployments GDPR Ready

With GDPR coming into force later this month, security and compliance will be the top-most priority for any cloud deployment that contains personal data of EU citizens. While leading providers have moved to make their platforms and services compliant, ensuring compliance requires more than just technology. Companies will also need to invest time and resources..

GDPR Compliance: Low Cost, Zero-Friction Action Items

George Gerchow is Chief Security Officer at Sumo Logic and Adjunct Honorary Lecturer at Cloud Academy. View the on-demand recording of our recent webinar, Establishing a Privacy Program: GDPR Compliance & Beyond with Mr. Gerchow and Jen Brown, Data Protection Officer at Sumo Logic. In 2016, my Data Protection Officer and I felt like the..

4 Practices that Should Be Driving Your Security Strategy in 2018

Securing your data and applications in the cloud has never been more important. The headlines are a constant reminder of the disruptive (or calamitous) impact on a business in the wake of a breach. Many of 2017’s most high-profile breaches were a reminder of the vulnerabilities that can come from both inside and outside your..

AWS Security: Bastion Host, NAT instances and VPC Peering

Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This time, we’ll look at strategies to avoid unnecessarily exposing..

Inside the Cloud – Episode 3: Security, Migration, and Storage on Azure Cloud

Our third episode of Inside the Cloud is all about Microsoft Azure. In this episode, we’ll be focusing on the host of new services and updates on Azure Security, Migration, and Storage recently announced on Microsoft Azure following its annual Ignite conference, held last month in Orlando.  Microsoft Azure’s hybrid cloud platform continues to be a strong..

SQL Injection Lab: Think Like a Hacker

Security is IT’s top spending priority according to the 2017/2018 Computer Economics IT Spending & Staffing Benchmarks report*. Given the frequent changes and updates in vendor platforms, the pressure is on for IT teams who need to keep their infrastructures and data secure. As breaches and attacks become more sophisticated, teams will need to get..