Past Meetup

Running Azure Securely & Azure Certifications

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Details

Tue 16-Oct: added an opening talk: Got Certifications? An overview of the Azure certifications program from Jason Haley, Azure MVP, and experienced with certifications.

Second talk: Microsoft Azure has emerged as one of the dominant public cloud platforms for developers and IT pros. But what are the tools to help us keep applications stay safe and secure? In this Azure-focused talk on RUNNING AZURE SECURELY we'll cover around 18 of them.

AGENDA

6:00-6:30 - Eat pizza & socialize
6:30-6:50 - Overview of Azure Certification Program (Jason Haley)
6:50-8:15 - Running Azure Securely (Bill Wilder)
8:15-8:30 - Q&A, announcements, wrap-up

GOT CERTIFICATIONS? Overview of Azure Certification Program

RUNNING AZURE SECURELY

Microsoft Azure has emerged as one of the dominant public cloud platforms for developers and IT pros. But what are the tools to help us keep applications stay safe and secure? In this Azure-focused talk, we'll cover 18 of them.

We'll warm up with a couple of high-level topics like compliance and multi-factor authentication, move on to security features of more popular services (like Storage, SQL, Web Apps, and VMs) including some that many long-time users don't know about, then shift gears to talk about security-focused services that have come out recently or are in preview. Topics we'll touch on will span administration, secret management, encryption, firewalls, networks, PowerShell, and more. Along the way we'll even dispel a couple of myths about cloud security. You'll walk away impressed with the breadth and depth of Azure's security story - and have a bunch of new tools for your security toolbox.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Bill Wilder is a cloud computing veteran, with deep expertise in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, with a technology focus on public cloud, distributed systems architecture, and application security. Since 2014, Bill has been CTO at Finomial, an early stage SaaS company serving the global hedge fund industry from the cloud. Prior to that, Bill consulted as a hands-on architect to giant corporations (including Microsoft), mid-sized companies, and startups, helping them execute on the cloud by providing architecture guidance, Azure training, and custom development. Bill began working with the Azure cloud platform the day it was unveiled at the Microsoft PDC in 2008 and subsequently founded, in October 2009, Boston Azure, the oldest Azure-focused community user group in the world. Bill is the author of the book Cloud Architecture Patterns (O’Reilly Media, 2012) which explains patterns and concepts core to understanding how to most effectively use public cloud platforms such as those from Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. Bill is recognized by Microsoft as a Microsoft Azure MVP, a reflection of his Azure cloud expertise, a willingness to share it, and community leadership.