Boston AWS Meetup - May 12th, 2014

Boston AWS Meetup, May 12, 2014, 7 to 9pm

Thank you to Tom McLaughlin with HubSpot for arranging our meetup location this month.

Location: HubSpot, Inc.25 First Street, 2nd FloorCambridge, MA 02141

And a big thank you to Alert Logic for sponsoring food and drinks. 



ANATOMY OF AN ATTACK: It Takes an Expert to Stop Attackers

An up-close look at today's world of cybercrime, the evolution of hackers to attackers, and how it affects the corporate IT landscape.
The global cybercrime market increased to over $13 billion dollars of business losses in 2013, and this threat continues to grow. Recent headlines tell us about the Veterans Affairs database breach where healthcare organization's patient data was exposed, and also incidents of state-sponsored hacking aimed at the energy industry and most recently – the Target Breach. Attacks have advanced far beyond the early threats of tech-savvy kids wreaking havoc on computer networks. Today’s attackers are fast, well-funded and organized. Our discussion will take you into the world of cybercrime and give you an insider’s look into how attackers operate and what you can do to protect your information in the cloud.
Join Alert Logic for a conversation as we discuss:
• A profile of today's evolved hackers
• What attackers are really after, why and how they're getting it
• Strategies you can implement to protect against attacks
• How to leverage cyber-security experts to augment your internal team

Presenter: Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist – Alert Logic

Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX and a member of ISSA, Infragard and the HTCIA. He formally ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to the customer base. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the Manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace He has worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a Focus on Security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.


An Approach to Data Replication and Backup within the Cloud: Lessons Learned

Many companies are looking at data migration strategies within Amazon AWS and between other cloud providers. We will present one possible solution which works for Amazon AWS’ distributed object store, S3. We will talk about how to ensure reliable and scalable data replication using Auto-Scaling groups in conjunction with SQS and DynamoDB to accelerate the development process without compromising functionality or features. We will also dive down into some of the challenges associated with replication between accounts, how to leverage role 
based authentication within AWS to ensure the highest possible level of security. We will also demonstrate a working version of this solution which offers replication to Rackspace Files as well Windows Azure’s Blob Storage.

Presenter: Arturo Fagundo

Arturo has spent over 20 years building industry-leading software, including VMware's Site Recovery Manager. Arturo is now focused on solving business continuity and data migration challenges within public clouds. Prior to working at VMware, Arturo held technical positions 
within a range of enterprises, including Qualcomm and Cisco Systems. Arturo holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering and computer science from M.I.T. as well as an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Arturo 
is also listed as inventor on multiple patents. Arturo presented at VMworld in 2009 (BC2260 - Automated Disaster Recovery for Branch Offices using SRM and vSphere 4) and 2010 (BC8449 – What’s New in VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager) on Site Recovery Manager.


Please Email the Moderator with Suggestions, Recommendations, or Comments.

Thank you. All the best!

- Mark Annati

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  • Mike

    Please send me a copy. Thanks!

    June 9, 2014

  • Arturo F.

    If anyone is interested in a copy of my presentation on data replication within AWS, please contact me at '[masked]'

    June 9, 2014

  • Mike


    May 16, 2014

  • Don C.

    Excellent presentation on security, good food so my stomach was growling over the presenter's talk and I learned a lot.

    May 13, 2014

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