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Creating new nodes in your cloud environment was never as easy. Just a few clicks away system engineers create new virtual machines, assign network environments for them and deploy software components. Viable security engineering has ever been a key task to ensure your data’s confidentiality, integrity, and availibity. While hardening your operating systems and wisely designing you applications, cloud computing introduced a new challenge for engineers who are responsible for security.
A breach in the perimeters of one of your central components threatens the overall security of all systems in any environment. The talk discusses predominant attack patterns that system engineers and security officers should consider. The top 10 threats come together with practical suggestions to improve data center security in the cloud.
Nils Magnus works as a senior system engineer at inovex GmbH, Germany and designs cloud infrastructure for data centers. In previous roles he wrote as a journalist for Linux Magazine and was senior consultant for high security environments. Nils also serves at the Board of Directory of LinuxTag Association. He speaks for 15+ years at conferences around the world on the advantages of free and open source software, as well as on cloud and security management issues.