UPDATE: August 26, 2019Since posting this, AWS has made some public statements regarding the breach that shed some light on what likely happened. From their response to Senator Ron Wyden, AWS stated:"As Capital One outlined in their public announcement, the attack occurred due to a misconfiguration error at the application layer of a firewall.
For twelve years I’ve held executive management positions at companies making significant use of the cloud. Now I have the privilege of helping lead Fugue, a leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions. Along the way I’ve found that senior executives—both at technology companies and outside the tech industry—sometimes struggle.
We're hearing a lot about “shifting left” these days in the industry, and like most popular terms the meaning can be hard to pin down, and some of the implications buried. This post will focus on how to shift security and compliance left in cloud computing. These two functions are closely related, but the operational aspect of each is quite.