Most enterprises are already using public cloud computing services at scale or are planning to adopt the cloud soon. As an executive, chances are you’re paying attention to the Capital One data breach and wondering how this event should impact your decision-making.
This is a technical exploration of how the Capital One breach might have occurred, based on the evidence we have from the criminal complaint. I want to start by saying that I deeply respect the Capital One cloud team, and have friends on it. They've been leaders in cloud computing, and what happened to them could have happened to nearly anyone..
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.
If your organization uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud computing, chances are that Amazon S3, or Amazon Simple Storage Service, gets a lot of use. The object storage service was one of the first cloud services offered by AWS (way back in 2006!), and it’s ease of use, reliability, and scalability have proven incredibly popular.
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.
For any organization that deals with payment transactions online, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is mandatory. PCI DSS standards apply to all entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data and are intended to thwart the theft of cardholder information that could happen anywhere in the.
With cloud, security has shifted to the configuration--and misconfiguration—of cloud resources. Developers are moving fast, making their own infrastructure decisions, and changing them constantly. The self-service freedom of cloud is a boon for innovation velocity, but mistakes can create infrastructure vulnerabilities that modern cloud threats.
Today, Fugue added out-of-the-box support for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI) to give enterprises full PCI compliance visibility and reporting across their entire cloud footprint. PCI joins HIPAA, NIST 800-53, GDPR, and AWS CIS Benchmark as part of Fugue’s turnkey solution for ensuring cloud infrastructure environments.
A lot of folks have realized that manually fixing cloud infrastructure to correct security and compliance issues is just too slow and error prone to handle the threat landscape on the cloud. An increasingly common approach to speeding up remediation these days is to use cloud functions, such as AWS Lambda or Azure Functions, connected to a.
Infrastructure misconfiguration is the leading cause of data breaches in the cloud, and a big reason misconfiguration happens is infrastructure configuration “drift,” or change that occurs in a cloud environment post-provisioning. If you’re responsible for the security and compliance of cloud environments, you probably spend a lot of time.