Cloud Security Professional Development & Educational Resource Roundup

The flexibility and speed of cloud computing make is enormously appealing to organizations that are looking to leverage a strong competitive edge. As we’re all aware, however, security threats also exist in the cloud, and enterprise cloud security breaches are increasingly common. In the cloud, visibility throughout your entire infrastructure is a must for proactive risk identification and real-time threat detection across cloud workloads from build-time to runtime. To address the security challenges associated with cloud computing, many organizations are turning to trusted cloud security platforms like Threat Stack for full stack security observability Read more “Cloud Security Professional Development & Educational Resource Roundup”

50 of the Best DevOps Podcasts

DevOps is a challenging and complex field, requiring professionals to constantly seek knowledge and acquire new skills and techniques to improve their productivity and effectiveness. Fortunately, software engineers are great at compartmentalization and multitasking, which is where these DevOps podcasts come in. We’ve assembled a list of 50 of the best DevOps podcasts that both educate and entertain, provide tips and insights to make you a better software engineer, keep you up-to-date on industry news and innovations, and expand your knowledge of the vast DevOps ecosystem. This list is all about learning from your peers as well as the thought leaders in the industry who have been there and done that. Read more “50 of the Best DevOps Podcasts”

Tips on Recruiting Top Talent in the Current DevOps and Cloud Security Markets

Q&A With Michael Race, Senior Consultant in Cloud/Infrastructure Security and DevSecOps at Stott and May

Hiring and retaining talent in continually changing areas such as Cloud Security and DevSecOps has never been a straightforward, black and white process. Given the way these disciplines are evolving as well as the unique needs that individual organizations have in these areas, finding, recruiting, and retaining the best talent can be a complex and challenging proposition.

To sort out some of the key issues, I recently sat down with Michael Race, Senior Consultant in Cloud/Infrastructure Security and DevSecOps at Stott and May. In the resulting Q&A, he shares some of his insights on the current state of the DevOps and Cloud Security markets as well as guidance on how to grow successful DevOps, Cloud Security, and DevSecOps team. Read more “Tips on Recruiting Top Talent in the Current DevOps and Cloud Security Markets”

Your Guide to AWS re:Inforce 2019

AWS re:Inforce 2019 | June 25–26, 2019 | Boston, MA

Attending cloud security conferences is critical for cloud security professionals, and AWS is stepping up to the plate with AWS re:Inforce — its first-ever conference focused exclusively on cloud security.

This event will benefit security professionals who need the latest technical know-how and is a must for anyone who works with security in the cloud, especially those who work with AWS. It’s going to be a worthwhile event for security professionals, developers, systems architects, engineers, decision-makers, and more.

(For more helpful resources to help you stay at the top of your profession, visit our guide to the best cloud security training resources and our favorite cloud security podcasts.) Read more “Your Guide to AWS re:Inforce 2019”

Operation Code and Sam Bisbee Talk About Getting Started in Security

In February 2019, Threat Stack hosted a meetup with the Boston chapter of Operation Code. Operation Code is a 501(c)(3) non-profit intensely focused on helping veterans, active duty military, and their spouses successfully transition into technology careers and providing continued support as they become established in their new careers. Operation Code is largely veteran-run, but it places a heavy emphasis on bringing non-veterans from the technology industry into its community for the invaluable mentorship and experience they bring to the table.

For the Boston chapter, working with companies like Threat Stack to host events is a crucial element of that mission at the local level. Numerous leaders from Threat Stack across technical disciplines and departments, including Threat Stack CSO Sam Bisbee, spoke at the February event, joined by a common interest to establish lasting mentor relationships with the veteran attendees.

Following the event, Operation Code’s Boston chapter leader, Jack Robertson, reached out to Sam with a number of questions based on feedback from the attendees. While the following Q&A was designed specifically for veterans, it’s worth a read for anyone thinking about a career in technology. Read more “Operation Code and Sam Bisbee Talk About Getting Started in Security”