After visiting Facebook on Thursday, we headed to Ooyala in Santa Clara (a cloud based platform for video business) for a conference about security on Amazon Web Services. On our way, we went through the Intel Campus where we quickly took a picture. As we were there already 2 hours before the presentation start, employees gave us access to their break room where we got a table to work.
We’ve been received really well and we had pizza/drinks with networking time before the conference started. There were a lot of very skilled people coming from all over the world and from well-known high-tech companies like Yahoo, Cisco, IBM or Siemens. Everybody was nice and open minded, allowing us to make a lot of new connections!
The presentation was made by Ben Whaley, who is consultant in the Bay area focused on cloud architecture, software delivery, and systems automation. He is recognized by AWS in the Community Hero program. He is also a co-author of the UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, the de facto standard text on Linux administration, and is the author of two educational videos: Linux Web Operations and Linux System Administration. Ben is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
He gave us many advices and tips to avoid vulnerabilities and we found this presentation very usefull 🙂 Slides can be found here: https://speakerdeck.com/bwhaley/infrastructure-security-considerations