Our Recommendations for AWS re:Invent 2016

AWS re:Invent is just around the corner, and like us, you’ve probably got a long list of to-do’s to check off while you’re there. Not to mention, the all-important downtime you’ll need after days packed full of sessions, networking, and demos. For that, might we suggest the Threat Wars party at Tao Nightclub, where we will be hosting our annual stop on the AWS Pub Crawl. (We suggest you pre-register now, because it fills up fast.)

We reviewed the break-out sessions so you don’t have to.

If you are just getting started deploying workloads to AWS or if you are veteran with first hand lessons worth presenting your own session, we think the three sessions below might be worth your time. (of course we have placed our session at the top of the list, but if you haven’t attended a Misha Govshteyn session before, we high highly recommend it!) 

SAC321 - Cyber Resiliency – surviving the breach

In this session, you’ll learn how to setup your AWS environment to avoid a cyber security attack and how to build a cloud specific incident response plan if your organization is breached.  Cyber security expert and founder of Alert Logic Misha Govshteyn will share lessons learned from organizations that have protected themselves in AWS and from those that have been breached but quickly resolved their issues and implemented strong controls as a result.  Joining Misha will be Sven Skoog, Senior Manager IT Security at Monotype who will discuss the cyber security posture they implemented within the AWS cloud and how they have built a robust process to ensure ongoing protection.  Session sponsored by Alert Logic.   

SAC312 - Architecting for End-to-End Security in the Enterprise

This session tells how our most mature, security-minded Fortune 500 customers adopt AWS while improving end-to-end protection of their sensitive data. Learn about the enterprise security architecture decisions made during actual sensitive workload deployments as told by the AWS professional services and the solution architecture team members who lived them. In this very prescriptive, technical walkthrough, we share lessons learned from the development of enterprise security strategy, security use-case development, security configuration decisions, and the creation of AWS security operations playbooks to support customer architectures.

SAC313 - Enterprise Patterns for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

Professional services have completed five deep PCI engagements with enterprise customers over the last year. Common patterns were identified and codified in various artifacts. This session introduces the patterns that help customers address PCI requirements in a standard manner that also meets AWS best practices. Hear customers speak about their side of the journey and the solutions that they used to deploy a PCI compliance workload. 

For your time on the show floor, here are three reasons to spend a few minutes at the Alert Logic booth (we won’t be hard to find, we’ll be right in front of you as soon as you walk into the exhibit hall)

  1. Just getting started with AWS? Spend just 180 seconds with one of our engineers to find out how Alert Logic is different than other security alternatives.
  2. If you are one of our 3,800 customers – come see what is new at Alert Logic.
  3. Get your hands on this year’s Threat War themed tee-shirts, always a big hit and we usually run out fast so come early!

This really is one of our favorite events of the year, we hope this will help you plan your trip to AWS re:Invent.

See you there!

Click here for more info about Alert Logic at AWS re:Invent 2016.

About the Author

Audian Paxson - Product Marketing Manager

Audian Paxson

Audian Paxson has worked in consumer, enterprise and cloud security for over 13 years. In his roles leading product management and product marketing teams he has delivered multiple products from concept to launch and has been awarded three USPTO Patents for inventions focused on enterprise security. At Alert Logic he is responsible for the product marketing of Alert Logic Threat Manager with ActiveWatch and Alert Logic for Microsoft Azure solutions.

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