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Cloudy With a Chance of Cyber-Attacks Webinar Slides Posted

Riders On The Storm
I just finished the Parasoft webinar on security for cloud applications. It’s titled Cloudy With a Chance of Cyber-attacks – Securing Cloud-based Applications In this cloud security webinar I discussed some basic tools and techniques you can use in your SDLC to make sure that your applications are secure. It’s a short webinar, and should serve to give a good introduction to anyone interested in cloud application security.

It covers things like distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDOS), SQL injections (SQLI), and other security breaches that are lurking in the cloud for their chance to wreak havoc on computers, servers, networks, and mobile devices. Also we discussed resources for security standards and training, such as NIST (SAMATE), CWE, OWASP, and PCI DSS.

For your convenience, here are the links to those organizations.

I’ve got the slides below, as well as audio in mp3. If you want the whole thing all recorded together you can get it from GoToMeeting.

Download (PDF, 2.9MB)

MP3 Audio (17MB)

Cloudy with a Chance of Cyber-attacks webinar

Kind of cloudy

I’m doing a free cloud security webinar for Parasoft next week. It’s titled Cloudy with a Chance of Cyber-attacks – Securing Cloud-based Applications

The session is on Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST. You can
register ahead of time.

Cloud Security Webinar Overview

Distributed denial-of-service attacks, SQL injections, and other security breaches are lurking in the cloud for their chance to wreak havoc on computers, servers, networks, and mobile devices. Security standards, such as NIST (SAMATE), CWE, OWASP, and PCI DSS offer invaluable guidance, but enforcing a security policy based on these standards is shady at best.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss the most effective development testing activities for ensuring application security, as well as how to ensure that your development team is consistently adhering to your development policy.

We’ll also cover:

New cloud service technologies that have made software infrastructure more vulnerable.

The exorbitant costs of failing to meet security standards.

The most effective development testing solution for improving application security.

Hope to see you there. After you can view a recording of the webinar at the same link.

Poll: When Are You Moving to the Cloud?

This morning SD Times hosted a cloud migration webinar that I participated in for Parasoft. The topic was “Migrating Applications to the Cloud – Prevent the Most Common Reasons for Failure”. In a day or two you should be able to view a recording of the webinar at: SD Times Signup

One of the polls we used was quite interesting, which is “What has your organization done to migrate internal applications to the cloud”. I’d love to get your feedback as well.

Here’s the slides in powerpoint.

Download (PPTX, 684KB)

If there are any topics you’d like to have covered, please let me know via twitter or the comments below.

Cloud Migration Webinar

A strike made by Boyce

Tomorrow (Wednesday December 5, 2012 at 1PM EST / 10AM PST) SD Times is hosting a webinar that I’m participating in for Parasoft. The topic is “Migrating Applications to the Cloud – Prevent the Most Common Reasons for Failure”.

As always, attendance is free, you can sign-up at: SD Times Signup

While I don’t usually explain why I chose the silly pictures I sometimes choose for my blog, I think this one is relevant. One of the topics we’ll cover is how much you want to drag your baggage with you on your way to the cloud. If you’ve been puzzling over that, you’ll want to attend.

Hope you can make it! For those who miss it, sign up anyway to view the recording afterward at a time convenient to you.

If there are any topics you’d like to have covered, please let me know via twitter or the comments below.

Cloud Migration Webinar Overview

Are you planning on migrating existing applications to the cloud? Stop, take a deep breath, and consider that you are about to try to go off-roading with a Toyota Prius.

Organizations that don’t take a long hard look at application architecture and code structure will be extremely disappointed at the results of deploying applications in private or public clouds. The expected business benefits of cost savings, scalability, and high-availability will inevitably fall short— with the blame targeted at the cloud rather than the application.

In this webinar, we’ll explore the challenges of migrating existing applications to a cloud infrastructure, then present proven strategies for mitigating the risks You’ll learn how to:

– Prioritize application migration
– Plan for “big-blocks”
– Assess your existing applications’ ‘fit’ for cloud
– Leverage a centralized development testing platform to align your business goals with coding decisions
– Create a cloud migration policy
– Use process to mitigate the risks associated with cloud migration