|Erick Sanz, Principal Security Sol. Architect

Principal Cloud Security Architect with Set Solutions, Inc., a Houston-based cybersecurity integrator and value-added reseller. With over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, I have an extensive background in Cloud, database administration, network administration, professional services, programming, system administration, and training. I have held numerous positions such as a worldwide delivery engineer deploying data and application security solutions in 28 countries. For the past several years, I have specialized in delivering cybersecurity solutions to large enterprises across many verticals. I hold a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Applied Arts and Sciences from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. I currently hold several technology certifications across many IT disciplines.
Protecting AWS, a modular approach to Cloud Security
Despite organizations moving infrastructure, data, and applications to AWS, adherence to security best practices are often ancillary to business-driven initiatives and market acceleration. This common oversight in prioritization gives rise to unnecessary risk by exposing organizations to Cloud-specific attack vectors not present in traditional datacenter environments. This presentation covers the consulting firm’s perspective on previous Cloud Readiness engagements and provides the audience with technical guidance on the following: 1) securing the AWS environment prior to migration activities; 2) extending current, on-premises capabilities across operational security domains; 3) on-premises and AWS security architecture as a means to enable the secure operation of business; and 4) protecting data and applications. The technical guidance is aimed toward the security professional, practitioner, and architect and draws upon a growing body of engagements and research that match the rate of innovation driving organizations to the Cloud. It has been observed that an “order of operations”, or layered approach, for securing the AWS environment not only reduces overall exposure and subsequent risk, but also provides organizations with a greater understanding of the costs associated with conducting secure Cloud migrations and operations. With unified understanding, organizations will be preconditioned to succeed in securing their AWS environments by replacing reactionary maneuvers with business enablement.
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