Cloud Security This Week – September 1, 2017

It’s never dull for those trying to keep the cloud safe from harm, but this was a relatively quiet week for cloud security news. Here at, we continued to use our platform to instruct with a primer on getting “cloud fit”, a deep dive into automating incident response, and an example of a global financial services company who is doing cloud security monitoring right.

New from
ESP @ Work – Securely Migrating a Multinational Financial Services Corporation to the Cloud: One of our customers is a multinational financial services company that is using Evident Security Platform (ESP) to reduce risk, and to improve audits and compliance validation specific to their compliance and business risk requirements.

Cloud Security and Automated Incident Response: The keys to incident response are speed and process and automation is critical for those things to happen.

Post-Webinar Recap – CloudFit Q&A with Coach Marco Genovese: Last week’s webinar on getting cloudfit was our biggest one yet. Coach Marco breaks down the 11 things you need to do to be cloudfit. This is his recap.

News and Perspectives on Cloud Security
Restrict access to AWS region endpoints for cost savings, security: Enterprises use multiple AWS regions for disaster recovery, but that practice can increase cloud costs and vulnerabilities. This piece explains how to manage access to regions to maintain control.

VMware Cloud is now live on AWS — and IT pros just did a little happy dance: Companies can now move to AWS and run VMWare virtual machines in the public cloud. A big step forward, but one that requires even more rigorous security monitoring.

Dallas CIO Prepares for Influx of Harvey Evacuees: A profile of the CIO of the City of Dallas, William Finch, and the efforts of his team to support evacuees from Houston who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.

What Being a Female Hacker Is Really Like: I never thought I’d link to TeenVogue, but this piece provides some perspective on how to improve the market for cybersecurity experts.

The Outside-In Approach to Data Security in the Modern Enterprise: Good perspective, but nothing new for those who are heeding our advice to be cloudfit.