Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Shared Responsibility

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Dec 18, 2020 10:36:18 AM

Friday, December 18, 2020

By Charles Buege and Maril Vernon, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

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View part one, part two and part three.

Ever been in the incident meeting where someone asks, “How did this happen?” And the IT department responds, “Well, it was the cloud provider’s responsibility,” and then the vendor on the phone counters with, “No, it is very clearly the customer’s responsibility.” Once you start pulling in different cloud providers, there are many misconceptions with regards to who is responsible for handling what tasks. Many times, it is assumed the cloud service provider (CSP) is taking care of something, and to the mental back-burner it goes. However, this assumption leaves you open to attack, compromise and theft of IP; otherwise known as “resume building events.”

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Topics: Cloud Security, Charles Buege, Maril Vernon, cloud myths, shared responsibility

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Nov 12, 2020 5:24:13 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2020

By Maril Vernon and Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

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View part one and part two.  

Probably the most common misunderstanding we have encountered about cloud computing is the varying degrees of consuming cloud services: IaaS (infrastructure as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and SaaS (software as a service). If you already are or plan on utilizing this functionality, then there are some nuanced differences from on-prem that don’t necessarily carry over to cloud components. Additionally, the cloud, while elastic, is not a wide-open space in which servers can endlessly grow without consequences.

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Topics: IaaS, PaaS, Charles Buege, Cloud, Myths, Maril Vernon, SaaS

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Pricing & Setup

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Oct 15, 2020 12:49:23 PM

Thursday, October 15, 2020

By Maril Vernon and Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

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Given the recent popularity and increasing utilization of cloud computing in place of previously self-hosted “on-prem” components in data centers, we at the FUEL user group want to make sure readers are aware of cloud-specific “gotchas” you may have heard around the community.

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Topics: Charles Buege, Cloud, Cloud Service, Myths, Maril Vernon, pricing

Introducing MITRE Shield

Posted by Maril Vernon on Sep 24, 2020 3:51:48 PM

Thursday, September 24, 2020

By Maril Vernon, Fuel User Group Member (@shewhohacks)

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MITRE ATT&CK has gotten a lot of recognition and support in recent years as a robust offensive security utility for those organizations mature enough to look proactively to defense. From MITRE-aligned testing tools to security provider backing, cybersecurity professionals are speaking a common language with regards to adversary behaviors. This month, MITRE impressed the cybersecurity community yet again when they upped the ante with another framework: MITRE Shield. 

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Topics: MITRE, MITRE Shield, Maril Vernon

MITRE ATT&CK 101

Posted by Maril Vernon on Sep 10, 2020 2:27:58 PM

Thursday, September 10, 2020

By Maril Vernon, Fuel User Group Member, (@shewhohacks), featuring Wade Wells (@WadingThruLogs)

security-4038043_1920The MITRE ATT&CK framework has gained a lot of attention and popularity in recent years. In fact, if you work in IT security, there is a very good chance you have heard MITRE once or twice from a vendor or manager, but you may not be sure what it is or if it applies to you.

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Topics: MITRE ATT&CK, MITRE, Maril Vernon

Cloud Myths You’re Probably Falling for Right Now: Security and IAM Edition

Posted by Maril Vernon and Charles Buege on Sep 8, 2020 4:17:43 PM

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

By Maril Vernon and Charles Buege, Fuel User Group Members, Fuel Editorial Advisory Committee

iot-3337536_1920A recent article in the Hosting Tribunal cited that 94% of companies are already using a cloud service in some capacity, with a projected 83% of workloads to be cloud-based by the end of this year. 

There are many objective benefits offered by cloud computing, from elasticity to cost savings. However, while the cloud is meant to be user-friendly and easily spun up, its many configuration options are daunting. It is a space of infinite options and its rapid and wide-spread implementation has left many to learn by doing; those new to the cloud too often miss basic cloud computing principles.

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Topics: Cloud Security, Charles Buege, Cloud, Cloud Service, Myths, Maril Vernon

7 Tech-Based Security Tips to Share With Remote Employees

Posted by Maril Vernon on Jul 23, 2020 2:42:09 PM

Thursday, July 23, 2020

By Maril Vernon, Fuel User Group Member

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The emergence of COVID-19 has led to an upheaval of daily norms for companies and employees. When forced to rapidly convert to a remote workforce, the pressure was on to seamlessly deploy multiple new endpoint devices, migrate to cloud-based infrastructure or quickly configure and support massive VPN traffic.

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Topics: remote employees, security tips, Maril Vernon

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