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Solving enterprise cloud security challenges: In-house or CSPs?

Expert Dave Shackleford discusses significant developments in the cloud security provider realm and IaaS management strategies, and explains how enterprises can get the most out them.


When it comes to cloud security management, many enterprises have struggled to gain sufficient access to both security event logs and the internal APIs needed for the full instrumentation of attack monitoring.

As cloud providers have emerged with the services necessary to fill the gaps, 2014 has emerged as a significant year for cloud security.

This Security School featuring guest professor Dave Shackleford takes a look at some of the most difficult cloud security challenges facing enterprises today and offers insight into the most significant developments in the cloud security provider space that aim to solve enterprise issues. 

Watch the video, listen to the podcast, read the tech tip then take the quiz to see how much you have learned. Passing the quiz earns you one CPE credit from (ISC)².

View our Security School Course Catalog to view more lessons eligible for CPE credits.

About the instructor:
Dave Shackleford is the owner and principal consultant of Voodoo Security, lead faculty at IANS, and a SANS analyst, senior instructor, and course author. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering, and is a VMware vExpert with extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures.

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In-house IaaS, cloud logging and event management

Deploying in-house Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and adopting cloud provider services are helping organizations fill many gaping holes in their enterprise security strategy. However, keeping up with the latest tools, services and techniques is not always the easiest task. In these Security School lessons, cloud security expert Dave Shackleford takes a deep dive into implementing and managing IaaS deployments, choosing between in-house and cloud offerings, options available when adopting cloud logging and event management services, and much more.


Implementing secure private cloud IaaS: Factors to consider

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Managing virtualization machine security for in-house IaaS deployments

Dave Shackleford outlines critical security best practices for virtual machine instances created for an in-house IaaS deployment. Continue Reading


Evaluating cloud logging and event management tools

New cloud logging and event management products and services are emerging to help enterprises transition assets to the cloud, however finding the proper tool can be a challenge. Dave Shackleford offers hints to ease the process. Continue Reading


Evaluating cloud log and event management providers

Cloud providers are expanding their log and event management offerings to meet enterprise needs. Expert Dave Shackleford discusses the changes in the CSP marketplace and details five of today's vendors to consider during evaluation. Continue Reading


Test your knowledge

After watching the videos, reading the tip and listening to the podcast, be sure to test what you have learned with this exclusive quiz.

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