Today is the first day of AWS re: Invent. The first day is focused on technical training and networking (the human kind). Each of the training classes offers a full nine to five curriculums around a bevy of events. The topics vary from getting started with AWS all the way to application high availability and more specific topics such as deploying your Microsoft enterprise in AWS. Also “Big Data” is a hot topic in both today’s trainings and the following days’ talks. I love seeing data analytics engineers from wide backgrounds getting together. You can see math experts talking with database nerds and they all are able to talk in the same “analytics” language. Later today I will talk a bit more about big data at AWS re: Invent.
One of the big challenges in using the cloud is security. When you have a set of computers physically in front of you there is a feeling that you own and control your security fate. However once the devices are in the cloud that feeling of control is lost. Over the next few days, AWS cloud security will be a reasonable topic of focus. Today there is a class called “Security and Compliance Management for AWS” that is focused around not only security but around the compliance of holding your data in the cloud. Later in the week I will talk a bit more about the security topic as I get a better feel from the crowd in general sessions.
Principal Engineer – Security Intelligence
Discussing a wide range of topics impacting enterprises and data center security.