11:11 Systems Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Tom Hollingsworth, Leon Adato, and Mike Spanbauer for a conversation about a new generation of thinking about security. Many of the same tools still apply, as things like firewalls and micro-segmentation are relevant but may be used in different ways. In the end it comes down to good monitoring and observability to make sure our defenses are performing as expected.
11:11 Systems Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Zoë Rose, Ryan Laverdiere, and John Grange for a conversation about securely configuring the cloud. They discuss how to avoid leaking data, how important it is to change default configurations, and where to find guidance. The takeaway: never, never, never (well, almost never) accept the default configuration settings for your cloud provider workloads.
11:11 Systems Director of Product Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Jason Carrier, Richard Kenyan, and Christian Mohn for a conversation about the keys to an effective Incident Response plan. They discuss the importance of good communications, how to handle cloud providers, and some of the best and worst examples. This communication needs to be intentional and, once communication paths are defined and tested, the plan should be iterated on constantly.
Identity and Access Management
11:11 Systems Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Matt Vogt, Ivan Dwyer, and Chris Williams for a conversation about how users are identified and granted access to applications and data. They discuss the familiar aspects, as well as how it applies to cloud applications and new methodologies. While there are a variety of technologies to assist in getting access management correct at the ground level it all starts with procedure and policy.
Rob Stabile, Tom Hollingsworth, and Trevor Pott join Brian Knudtson to talk about Connectivity, how it’s changed in recent years, and what is the most important aspect: Connectivity, security, locality, scale, or a careful balance all of them? And how does IT get there?
11:11 Systems Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests James Charter, Cristian Sandescu, and Andrew Green for a conversation about the state of vulnerability management. They talk about the various aspects of vulnerability management and prioritization based on your business needs. With over 4000 vulnerabilities discovered in 2021, it is no easy task to keep up with all of the patching and remediation efforts.
11:11 Systems Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Vince Wood, Lauren Malhoit, and Chris Ray for a conversation about keeping track of the assets, both physical and virtual, that IT companies rely on to conduct business. They discuss the importance of visibility for any business, how to adapt asset management for the world of SaaS, and even integrating ephemeral assets into your management system. Is asset management about counting the number of servers in a rack, or is there more to it?
11:11 Systems Director of Product Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Justin Warren, Gina Rosenthal, and Liron Amitzi for a conversation about how important it is for employees to be aware of cybersecurity. They discuss the effectiveness of security training, important tools to protect employees, and if executives should be able to avoid the training. Ideally, your organization should have a good culture of security so you don’t have to rely on trebuchets, guillotines, and always poison-checking your coffee.
Service Provider Management
11:11 Systems Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Liron Amitzi, Lauren Malhoit, and David Klee for a conversation about the security implications of managing service providers. They discuss their experiences with security, compliance, and overall functionality considerations when embarking on using 3rd parties to augment I.T. staff. When it comes to using service providers for critical IT tasks, it’s important that you trust but verify.
Supply Chain Protection
11:11 Systems Director of Cloud Market Intelligence Brian Knudtson is joined by guests Paul Woodward, James Charter, and Jason Carrier for a conversation about the dangers to both on-premises and cloud supply chains. They discuss how customers need to evaluate their partners, how cloud providers protect their services, and what we should expect from our vendors. They’ll help you ask the hard questions when investigating a vendor, but if you aim to build a partnership, these questions should be easy to ask.