Cloud Expo Europe 2014: Practical methods to improve your security in the cloud

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Published on March 3, 2014

Author: Databarracks



Slides from solution architect Mark Thomas' talk at Cloud Expo Europe 2014.

Practical methods to improve your security in the cloud

WHO WE ARE Mark Thomas Solutions Architect Formerly Director of Cloud Professional Services, EMEA at Virtustream, Mark is the Solutions Architect at Databarracks. An expert in cloud technology, data centre infrastructure and virtualisation, Mark has worked with major clients such as HSBC, Field Fisher Waterhouse and Allied Irish Bank. | 2

About Databarracks Secure & Compliant • Nuclear bunker data centre, certified & accredited High Performance & Flexibility • Pedigree and understanding of storage | 3

Databarracks customers | 4

Security – from the service provider

Data centres & locations | 6

Certifications • Externally audited yearly • Penetration tested yearly | 7

This is what we do – but what can you do?

Pen Testing Supplier testing Your own testing • Required for supplier compliance • May be required for your specific compliance • Testing of the entire platform • Test your exact servers | 9

Access THIS IS OFTEN THE WEAKEST LINK Federation • Integrating your AD into access • Manage access across multiple clouds • Works for IaaS, PaaS & SaaS | 10

Access 2 factor authentication • Knowledge factor • Possession factor • Again – IaaS, PaaS & SaaS This is now very common – online banking and even Gmail use it = LESS RESISTANCE FROM USERS | 11

Firewalls (Just for Infrastructure as a Service) • Ring-fence your environment • Advanced intrusion detection & prevention | 12

Encryption What, where and when? • • • • VPNs Arrays Files within the VM The entire VM | 13

Encryption VPN • • • • Why? Why not? Already doing it? Can I do it myself? | 14

Encryption Array encryption • • • • Why? Why not? Already doing it? Can I do it myself? | 15

Encryption Files within the VMs • • • • Why? Why not? Already doing it? Can I do it myself? | 16

Encryption The entire VM • • • • Why? Why not? Already doing it? Can I do it myself? | 17

Can you take an unsecured cloud and make it secure?

Thank you

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