Sponsor: Digital Guardian
Date: October 3, 2019
Speaker: Brian Hileman
Bio: Brian has spent most of his career working in the data protection field. He is currently a Sales Engineer with Digital Guardian providing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR). Prior to joining DG, Brian was at InteliSecure, a Denver based data protection consulting company, as a professional service engineer. Brian also created a DLP testing website called dlptest.com (www.dlptest.com) which allows for easy testing of DLP policies and reveals DLP capabilities
Subject: Are Your Cloud Servers Under Attack
Abstract: The need for protecting cloud hosted servers is the same as you would for traditional on-premise servers. However, just because you’re hosting in the cloud doesn’t mean you can go lax on security. Systems still need to be patched and security measures still need to be put in place. If a breach does take place, having an endpoint solution set up can speed up detection, allow for visibility into the attack, and stop the attack from causing further damage. For this presentation, I built out a test lab in AWS and allowed someone to hack the servers. I will talk about what we saw when we opened RDP to the internet, what the hackers did once they got in, and someone trying to kick me off my own servers. I will show how the data events, system events, and user events can be used to help gain visibility.
- Monitor Exit and Entry Points: Not only should you be able to tell who did what on your cloud platform, but you should also create alerts to warn you of unusual activities.
- Maintain Visibility and Control: Log system, user, and data events to gain visibility necessary for identifying sensitive data in the cloud and then implement automated, immediate responses to keep your organization secure.
- Other Learning Points: Importance of having strong passwords, why you should use a standard image to deploy servers, and why RDP and SSH should never be opened to the internet.
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Professional Credit: 1.5 CPE