Tom McLaughlin's Latest Blogs

17 total posts.

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Resources for DevOps Pros to Learn About Security

Tom McLaughlin

April 6, 2017

These days, security should be part of everyone’s job. This is especially true for DevOps teams, which are responsible for developing, delivering, ...

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New Playbook: Jump Starting Your Cloud Security Journey

Tom McLaughlin

April 4, 2017

Cloud security is a complex subject, and customers sometimes tell us that one of their biggest challenges is simply knowing where to start. In our ...

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Cloud Security Best Practices: Finding, Securing, & Managing Secrets, Part 2

Tom McLaughlin

February 26, 2017

In Part 1 of this post we explained how you can find all the secrets in your environment. In Part 2 we will discuss effective ways to store and ...

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Planning Your Cloud Security Program

Tom McLaughlin

February 7, 2017

As we stated in the introduction to this blog post series, our purpose is to give you insight into the issues you should address when you are at the ...

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Threat Stack Blog Series: Starting Your Cloud Security Journey

Tom McLaughlin

February 3, 2017

More and more companies are migrating to the cloud — and for good reason considering the many benefits such as speed, flexibility, and reduced ...

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Boston Cloud Security & Incident Management Workshop Recap

Tom McLaughlin

January 13, 2017

Last night we got together with our good friends from PagerDuty to host an event at District Hall in the Seaport area of Boston. It was a fun ...

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Post Mortem: Death Star Data Breach by ROGUE ONE

Tom McLaughlin

December 16, 2016

Recently the Galactic Empire's Death Star plans were leaked due to a security breach on the planet Scarif. A threat actor known as ROGUE ONE ...

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The USENIX LISA 2016 Conference: In Their Own Words

Tom McLaughlin

December 16, 2016

The USENIX LISA 2016 Conference wrapped up a week ago after a tremendous five-day program of workshops, training sessions, presentations, talks, and ...

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AWS re:Invent 2016 Sets Records for New Services and Attendance

Tom McLaughlin

December 5, 2016

Interested in attending AWS re:Invent 2017? Take a look at what we'll be up to. AWS re:Invent 2016 has come and gone and what an event it was! This ...

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5 Things Security Can Learn From Operations' Transition Into DevOps

Tom McLaughlin

December 2, 2016

Over the past couple of years, a discussion has been brewing in the Security community about the future of its work. On one hand, the need for a ...

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How Your End Users Can Enable Their Mobile Phones to Act as 2FA Devices, Part 3

Tom McLaughlin

August 19, 2016

This is the third and final post in our series on using 2-Factor Authentication (2FA). In the first, we talked about why you need to replace SMS as a ...

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How to Implement 2FA Security in Your Organization Using Duo Security, Part 2

Tom McLaughlin

August 5, 2016

In a recent blog post I spoke about the need to find another way of achieving 2-Factor Authentication now that SMS has been deprecated by the ...

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How to Replace SMS 2-Factor Authentication With Duo Security 2FA, Part 1

Tom McLaughlin

August 3, 2016

You’ve probably been investigating 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) more and more recently. With each new data breach or password dump in the news, ...

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Pokémon GO & Security: Who are All These Strange People in the Lobby?

Tom McLaughlin

July 12, 2016

Just in case you were wondering, the @nytimes building is a Pokegym. — Runa A. Sandvik (@runasand) ...

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How to Ensure Simple and Efficient Security Deployments

Tom McLaughlin

June 10, 2016

On the heels of the recent announcement that Threat Stack has joined the Chef Partner Cookbook Program, it’s a good time to talk about some of the ...

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Why Did We Need to Invent DevSecOps?

Tom McLaughlin

June 1, 2016

While the term "DevSecOps" has started to come up more often recently, we’re still wrapping our heads around “DevOps” to answer questions such ...

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When We Try to do Right by Security — And Reality Hits Us in the Face!

Tom McLaughlin

May 9, 2016

Recently I was pulled into a sales call to help out with a seemingly simple question from a trial customer. What seemed like a simple protocol ...