Shared Security Responsibility in the Azure Cloud

July 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Microsoft NERD New England Research & Development Center (One Memorial Drive
MA 02142)

Our July 11 meeting features cloud security expert Marija Strazdas who will explain the shared responsibility model of cloud computing. We will be adding an opening talk (probably also security-related) as well (TBD). See you there!  @bostonazure Location  • NERD @ One Memorial Drive, 1st floor • Be sure to bring government-issued photo ID for admittance to the building  Agenda • 6:00 – 6:30 – Gather, grab a bite, socialize, and (probably) grab a BEER! Alert Logic is hosting in style, and has offered to provide beer; we are working on that. • 6:30 – 7:15 – Opening talk (likely) by Bill Wilder on some security-related topic (TBD) • 7:15 – 8:00 – Featured talk by from cloud security expert Marija Strazdas from Alert Logic who will explain the shared responsibility model of cloud computing.  • (some timing/topics still in flux) • 8:15 – 8:30 – Q&A, announcements  • 8:30 – … – maybe get a social beverage locally  Featured Talk: Shared Security Responsibility in the Azure Cloud ABSTRACT: Whether you’re working exclusively on Azure or with multiple cloud environments, there are certain things you should consider when moving assets to the public cloud. As with any cloud deployment, security is a top priority, and moving your workloads to the cloud does not mean you’re not responsible for the security of your operating system, applications and data. Building on the security of the Azure infrastructure, this shared security responsibility starts with making sure your Azure environment is secure.  In this session, we will discuss step-by-step what you need to do to secure access at the administrative, application and network layers. We will review: • Latest cyber threats and best practices for how to protect your Azure environment  • The Azure Shared Security Model: What security you are responsible for to protect your content, application, systems and networks • Understand how traditional security approaches may have limitations in the cloud • Learn how to leverage security tools and services to meet your Azure security responsibilities BIO: Marija Strazdas, Senior Solutions Engineer Marija has over 15 years of experience in technology, spanning from data center & cloud infrastructure, to software development, to security and compliance, including DR architecture.  Marija has worked as a Principal Architect in Managed Hosting at NaviSite, and as both a Tier 1 and Tier 3 Systems Engineer at Lucent, along with SE roles at Telcordia/Bell Labs and Mobilcom.  This experience has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of business’ requirements of both security and availability, meshing perfectly with AlertLogic’s solutions and mission.