A big part of my work lately has been describing, tracking and managing the risk involed with moving data from the traditional datacentre with it’s firewalled perimiter to public cloud. The NIST Cyber Security Framework was useful as a way of grouping and classifying risks. https://www.slideshare.net/AlexMagnay/risk-management-for-public-cloud-projects
Amazon invited me to record a segment in the AWS Architecture series. This was a fun afternoon in their studio.
I gave a talk on using public cloud to host grid computing/HPC workloads. The elastic and on demand nature of public cloud is a great fit for spikey workloads like grid computing. I’d had some fun building an autoscaling MATLAB HPC cluster (scale out and scale back) and talked about it at a breakfast breifing with Hentsu. https://www.slideshare.net/hentsu/infinitely-scalable-clusters-grid-computing-on-public-cloud
I gave a talk on cloud security. Before companies will start using Public Cloud they need to know it’s safe to use. There’s plenty of stories in press about security breaches, but AWS for example makes it clear in their “Shared Responsibility Model” that you still have to use security best practices such as least rights privilege, network segmentation (eg a DMZ) to contain any breach. https://www.slideshare.net/hentsu/cloud-security-for-regulated-firms-securing-my-cloud-and-proving-it-65384157?qid=6a90d703-73bf-4892-b99d-cb1da1b9fcbd&v=&b=&from_search=2
I presented at AWS User Group UK meetup on Hybrid deployments and High Performance Computing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVEldPLmnM http://www.meetup.com/AWSUGUK/events/206136202/