Security In The Cloud: Google+ Hangout Recap

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush | July 30, 2013 3:00 pm

In this edition of the Google+ Office Hours Hangout, we talked about some of first steps to achieve security in the cloud. While security is a topic that deserves weeks of discussion, we wanted to give a quick overview on some of the basic practices. If you have any other questions about securing your solutions in the cloud, check out Wayne Walls’s security post as part of his Pillars of Cloudiness[1] and feel free to give us a call at Rackspace and ask for a Launch Manager. Here are some of the highlights from last week’s Hangout – and you can scroll to the bottom to watch the Hangout in its entirety[2].

Again, while not an exhaustive list, these are some basic steps to get you started with security on the cloud. We’d love for you to come Hangout with us later this week, Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CST, when we will talk about another Pillar of Cloudiness: Agility (you can get a head start by checking out this blog post on agility[10]). For more information, stay tuned to the Rackspace Google+ page[11]!

Endnotes:
  1. security post as part of his Pillars of Cloudiness: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/pillars-of-cloudiness-no-5-security/
  2. watch the Hangout in its entirety: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3aeLyimb_s
  3. is using strong passwords: http://youtu.be/i3aeLyimb_s?t=19m34s
  4. you then need to think about the passwords on the servers themselves: http://youtu.be/i3aeLyimb_s?t=29m3s
  5. Cloud Server: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/servers/
  6. Dome9: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/dome9-automated-firewall-management-for-rackspace-cloud-servers/
  7. provide time-limited access to individual users: http://youtu.be/i3aeLyimb_s?t=35m49s
  8. a free tier that Rackspace customers: https://cloudtools.rackspace.com/apps/485?1366048322
  9. to secure applications that are run on the web: http://youtu.be/i3aeLyimb_s?t=38m23s
  10. checking out this blog post on agility: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/pillars-of-cloudiness-no-4-agility-returns/
  11. Rackspace Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/+RackspaceHosting/posts

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