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Summary: News…. and pulling an AMI from Packer and Jenkins

By Rich
Rich here. Before I get into tech content, a quick personal note. I just signed up for my first charity athletic event, and will be riding 250 miles in 3 days to support challenged athletes. I’ve covered the event costs, so all donations go right to the cause. Click here if you are interested in supporting the Challenged Athletes Foundation (and my first attempt at fundraising since I sold lightbulbs for the Boy Scouts. Seriously. Lightbulbs. Really crappy ones which burned out in months, making it very embarrassing to ever hit that neighborhood again. Then again, that probably prepared me for

Summary: Modifying rsyslog to Add Cloud Instance Metadata

By Rich
Rich here. Quick note: I basically wrote an entire technical post for Tool of the Week, so feel free to skip down if that’s why you’re reading. Ah, summer. As someone who works at home and has children, I’m learning the pains of summer break. Sure, it’s a wonderful time without homework fights and after-school activities, but it also means all 5 of us in the house nearly every day. It’s a bit distracting. I mean do you have any idea how to tell a 3-year-old you cannot ditch work to play Disney Infinity on the

Evolving Encryption Key Management Best Practices: Use Cases

By Rich
This is the third in a three-part series on evolving encryption key management best practices. The first post is available here. This research is also posted at GitHub for public review and feedback. My thanks to Hewlett Packard Enterprise for licensing this research, in accordance with our strict Totally Transparent Research policy, which enables us to release our independent and objective research for free. Use Cases Now that we’ve discussed best practices, it’s time to cover common use cases. Well, mostly common – one of our goals for this research is to highlight emerging practices, so a couple of

Evolving Encryption Key Management Best Practices: Part 2

By Rich
This is the second in a four-part series on evolving encryption key management best practices. The first post is available here. This research is also posted at GitHub for public review and feedback. My thanks to Hewlett Packard Enterprise for licensing this research, in accordance with our strict Totally Transparent Research policy, which enables us to release our independent and objective research for free. Best Practices If there is one thread tying together all the current trends influencing data centers and how we build applications, it’s distribution. We have greater demand for encryption in more locations in our application

Firestarter: Where to start?

By Rich
It’s long past the day we need to convince you that cloud and DevOps is a thing. We all know it’s happening, but one of the biggest questions we get is “Where do I start?” In this episode we scratch the surface of how to start approaching the problem when you don’t get to join a hot unicorn startup and build everything from scratch with an infinite budget behind you. Watch or listen:

Evolving Encryption Key Management Best Practices: Introduction

By Rich
This is the first in a four-part series on evolving encryption key management best practices. This research is also posted at GitHub for public review and feedback. My thanks to Hewlett Packard Enterprise for licensing this research, in accordance with our strict Totally Transparent Research policy, which enables us to release our independent and objective research for free. Data centers and applications are changing; so is key management. Cloud. DevOps. Microservices. Containers. Big Data. NoSQL. We are in the midst of an IT transformation wave which is likely the most disruptive since we built the first data centers. One that’

Summary: May 19, 2016

By Rich
Rich here. Not a lot of news from us this week, because we’ve mostly been traveling, and for Mike and me the kids’ school year is coming to a close. Last week I was at the Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference in Denver. The Denver ISSA puts on a great show, but due to some family scheduling I didn’t get to see as many sessions as I hoped. I presented my usual pragmatic cloud pitch, a modification of my RSA session from this year. It seems one of the big issues organizations are still facing is a mixture

Updates to Our Black Hat Cloud Security Training Classes

By Rich
We have been getting questions on our training classes this year, so I thought I should update everyone on major updates to our ‘old’ class, and what to expect from our ‘advanced’ class. The short version is that we are adding new material to our basic class, to align with upcoming Cloud Security Alliance changes and cover DevOps. It will still include some advanced material, but we are assuming the top 10% (in terms of technical skills) of students will move to our new advanced class instead, enabling us to focus the basic class on the meaty part of the bell

Summary: May 5, 2016

By Rich
Rich here. It’s been a busy couple weeks, and the pace is only ramping up. This week I gave a presentation and a workshop at Interop. It seemed to go well, and the networking-focused audience was very receptive. Next week I’m out at the Rocky Mountain Infosec Conference, which is really just an excuse to spend a few more days back near my old home in Colorado. I get home just in time for my wife to take a trip, then even before she’s back I’m off to Atlanta to keynote an IBM Cybersecurity Seminar (free,

Updating and Pruning our Mailing Lists

By Rich
As part of updating All Things Securosis, the time has come to migrate our mailing lists to a new provider (MailChimp, for the curious). The CAPTCHA at our old provider wasn’t working properly, so people couldn’t sign up. I’m not sure if that’s technically irony for a security company, but it was certainly unfortunate. So… If you weren’t expecting this, for some reason our old provider had you listed as active!! If so we are really sorry and please click on the unsubscribe at the bottom of the email (yes some of you are just
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