TechEd is just kicking off in Houston, Texas. It runs today through Thursday, and the schedule is absolutely jam-packed. One of the hottest topics is going to be Microsoft Azure.
Along with the new features and functionality on Microsoft Azure, security is going to be top of mind for most people. Keep in mind that security is a shared responsibility in the cloud. That will help you understand where you need to focus and where you need to verify Microsoft’s efforts.
In general, Microsoft provides security up to the hypervisor, and it’s your responsibility to secure the operating system, your applications, and your data. You can read more about how the model works in my previous post, “Security on Azure.”
With that in mind, here are three sessions that need to be on your schedule this week at TechEd:
Please check the schedule to ensure that these times are accurate because, as we all know, stuff happens.
Each of these sessions is sure to be an excellent talk, but together, they highlight the dramatic change happening in the delivery of IT solutions.
And one of the most prominent aspects of that change is the push towards automation.
Development teams have long been aware of the benefits of automation, and in the past couple of years, operations has finally figured it out. Now it’s time for security operations to do the same.
There is a huge benefit to automating as much of your security operations as possible.
This is a topic that I’ve been writing and speaking about for a little while now. I’ll have some interesting Microsoft Azure demos and tools coming soon, but this week at TechEd, you’ll want to stop by the our booth to see how Trend Micro’s Cloud & Data Center Security solutions can help protect your Microsoft Azure Cloud Services deployments.
The product teams have made sure that these tools are optimized for protecting workloads deployed using Azure Cloud Services. On display in the booth is an example of that work; swing by and see how simple is it to deploy the Deep Security, SecureCloud, and PortalProtect agents using the Microsoft Agent Extension for Portal UI and Powershell. That’s a big win and a simple step you can take to start the automation of your security practice.
Have you started to automate your security practice? Share your experiences in the comments below or on Twitter (where I’m @marknca).