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Season 3 Episode 10: Cloud Security Trends and Best Practices (Security Engineer)

October 29, 2021 Season 3 Episode 10
NextExec - EWF
Season 3 Episode 10: Cloud Security Trends and Best Practices (Security Engineer)
Show Notes
In this episode, Preeti sat down with Laura to discuss the challenges of moving into the cloud, interoperability between cloud platforms, security anti-patterns, and mentorship success stories. Laura also shares her go-to resources for anyone looking to enhance their skills in DevSecOps and cloud security.

Resource list: 

  • https://attack.mitre.org/matrices/enterprise/cloud/
  • https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/research/working-groups/top-threats/
  • https://tldrsec.com/
  • https://cloudseclist.com/
  • https://acloudguru.com/
  • https://madhuakula.com/ (great workshop guy, some resources on his site too)
  • https://aws.amazon.com/certification/
  • https://cloud.google.com/certification
  • https://www.lastweekinaws.com/
  • https://meanwhileinsecurity.com/
Guest:

Laura Haller is currently a cloud-infrastructure-focused security engineer on Hashicorp’s Threat Detection and Response team. She is passionate about helping non-cloud-native companies make their journey to public cloud safe, optimized, and cost-effective, as well as deepening her understanding of pure cloud-native design.

Like many others in the field of security, she had a non-traditional path. She pursued a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a specialization in Power and Energy Systems but decided to shift into the world of software engineering after falling in love with programming during her undergraduate research on microgrids.

She shifted from software engineering to security engineering during her time at Capital One while gaining a deep understanding of cloud infrastructure and AWS best practices. She recently closed out her time at Charles Schwab as a cloud security engineer and cybersecurity research engineer with a focus on helping the firm take security-minded steps in their nascent cloud journey.

Outside of work, she loves to hike at her local botanical gardens and see her mentees thrive.

Connect with Laura on
LinkedIn

Host:

Preeti is a Senior Security Data Scientist at VMware Carbon Black. where she provides technical expertise to artificial intelligence projects for cybersecurity. She has experience in developing practical solutions using data science and machine learning for information technology programs as well as commercial security products. She has prior experience as an applied security researcher at IBM X-Force where her work has contributed to intellectual property and conference talks.

During her spare time, she gives back to the community by creating podcast content to create awareness about emerging technologies in cybersecurity. She also engages in women in cybersecurity initiatives both within and outside of her organization. Preeti holds a Masters Degree in Information Networking with a concentration in Cybersecurity from Carnegie Mellon University.

Connect with Preeti on
LinkedIn

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