PRACTITIONER TRACK | Oct. 11 • 2:45 pm • Room 14–15

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Securing & Monitoring Cloud Platforms

Joe Partlow, Chief Technology Officer, ReliaQuest

Most enterprises have at least some applications or portions of their infrastructure in the cloud, but very few have visibility into the platform from a security standpoint. This session will review the various security components and configuration options available in these cloud platforms and how to ensure you are monitoring and alerting on the critical events. We will cover topics such as AWS, GCP and Azure reference architecture examples; known risks with storage permissions and API access; logging and alerting best practices; and compliance concerns that many corporations have had to address.

About Joe Parlow

Joe Partlow is Chief Technology Officer for ReliaQuest, a leading provider of security model management for some of the largest and most recognizable companies in the world. ReliaQuest develops individualized security solutions based on each organization’s risk profile and business goals. The company is headquartered in Tampa, with security operations centers in Tampa, FL; Las Vegas, NV; and Dublin, Ireland, and partners with customers across North America and Europe.

Partlow currently oversees all new research and development efforts and new product initiatives. He has been involved with infosec in some capacity or role for over 20 years, mostly on the defensive side but always impressed by offensive tactics. Current projects and interests include data-analytics-at-scale, forensics, threat, security metrics and automation, red/purple teaming, and artificial intelligence. Outside of information security, Joe has led or been involved in many other areas of the business including web development, business intelligence, database administration, project management, IT, and operations.

Partlow has experience in many different business verticals including retail, healthcare, financial, state/local government and the Department of Defense. He is also a regular speaker and contributor at security conferences, groups and associations. Partlow has a degree in computer information systems and holds many industry-specific certifications.