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”

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”

50+ Best Cloud and Cloud Security Certifications

The growth of cloud technology has been phenomenal over the past few years, and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. Companies of all sizes depend on cloud platforms, which is why the demand for IT professionals with cloud and cloud security certifications continues to increase.

This is excellent news for anyone working in IT or considering it as a career. This kind of demand helps with job security, something that’s pretty hard to come by these days. But don’t think that you can just walk in and grab a job in cloud computing without the right training; you need to have proven experience and expertise.

That’s where cloud certifications come in. When you receive a certification, it demonstrates to potential employers that you have the know-how they need. And it only gets better – in addition to making you a more attractive candidate and helping ensure job security, having cloud certifications can also lead to a bigger paycheck. Earning cloud certification is a definite step forward for any IT professional looking to advance their career. (And, of course, certifications are a great asset if you’re trying to strengthen your team or your company’s credibility.)

To help you take that next step forward, we’ve compiled a list of the top 50+ cloud and cloud security certifications. Read more “50+ Best Cloud and Cloud Security Certifications”

The Best Cloud Security Conferences to Attend in 2019

Securing any cloud infrastructure is a big job. You need to be constantly up to date on skills, tools, and technology, as well as the vulnerabilities and threats that crop up continuously. When it comes to security, becoming stagnant is not an option. A good cloud security professional only remains on top by keeping up with the latest cloud security trends, emerging threats, and best practices.

That’s where cloud security conferences come in, bringing together top experts, cloud security thought leaders, and industry professionals to share tips, tricks, and the latest tactics for bolstering cloud security in the modern landscape.

With the spring conference season kicking off, we’ve rounded up 40 cloud security conferences, grouped by quarter, so you can easily plan your schedule for 2019. For the most part, we’ve focused on North America — but keeping in mind that security is a global issue, of course — we’ve also included a few key events that are being held in other locations.

(For more first rate resources on cloud security, visit our list of the 50 best cloud security training resources, or subscribe to some of our favorite cloud security podcasts to stay on top of the latest cloud security news, emerging threats, and best practices.)

Before jumping into the 2019 conference offerings, take a look at one of the shows we’re most excited about — the new AWS re:Inforce Conference that’s coming up right in our backyard (Boston, MA) on June 25 and 26. Read more “The Best Cloud Security Conferences to Attend in 2019”