Agent Sprawl And The Public Cloud

by Erik Freeland 06 December 2018

TL;DR: IT teams love to hate on agents. All too often agents introduce complexity, overhead, cost and unanticipated consequences. It’s not that 3rd party code per se is a problem – the rise of open source and shared/branched git libraries prove that...

Orchestrate and Extend Microsoft Azure VTAPs with Prisms

by Erik Freeland 15 November 2018

TL;DR: Microsoft announced the preview availability of Azure Virtual Network Taps at their recent Ignite conference. VTAPs replicate all traffic, without agents, from Azure VMs to destinations in the same or peered VNETs. Nubeva Prisms extends VTAPs...

Data Center Security Fails In The Cloud. What To Do About It Is Easier Than You Might Think.

by Erik Freeland 09 November 2018

TL;DR: Legacy data center approaches to security fail in the cloud. Chokepoint tapping, pre-defining endpoints and network edges for monitoring are examples of legacy data center architectures that, if forced onto the cloud end up nerfing the cloud....

See all. Save all. A Nation-State Approach to Cloud Security

by Erik Freeland 31 October 2018

TL;DR: The Nation State security stance can be a much bigger challenge in the cloud than in the data center. Without full cloud network packet traffic, security teams, incident responders and threat hunters are left playing a guessing game of...

Extend ROI On Your Existing Security & Monitoring Tools By Securing Your Public Cloud

by Erik Freeland 23 October 2018

TL;DR: To preserve your investment in your existing security tools and to extend your ROI, all compute workload and applications in the cloud should be instrumented to continue to feed your tools. When applications move to the cloud, feeding the...

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