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[slides] Cloud Security Myths By @TierPoint | @CloudExpo #IoT #API #Containers
In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols
By: Elizabeth White
Jul. 30, 2015 06:00 PM
Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.
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In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Paul Mazzucco, Chief Security Officer at TierPoint, explored the four most insidious myths, once rooted in truth but now putting your cloud at risk, and determine the best course of action to address each.
A veteran of the IT security market, Paul's background includes security entrepreneur and defense contractor. He is the principal owner in Cyber Holdings, LLC which successfully purchased, grew and divested three subsidiary companies ranging from Behavioral Health manufacturing to secure datacenter integration. Earlier in his career he designed and implemented on and off-site data service replication and disaster recovery for the GSA Division of Cobalt Computers.
Paul completed his undergraduate work at Lehigh University, studying Human Behavior and Cyber Security. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) answering to the FBI, the United States Secret Service, Pennsylvania Electronic Crimes Task Force (PAECT) and the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (U.S. CERT).
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