- For the underlying foundation (infrastructure)
- For servers/operating systems
- For applications/users
- Continually monitoring for security and for configuration vulnerabilities
- Monitoring all AWS or Azure, etc. instances
- Handling ransomware
- Anything you deploy should always protect itself, because you don’t own the underlying infrastructure.
- Infrastructure as code should come from a clean repository, from a locked down account, and be scanned as a master often enough to ensure they’re free from vulnerabilities.
- Do not think you know more than the cloud provider. Almost every default out there is a ‘default deny.’ Instead of locking things down when you are done, leave it fully closed and then only open what you need.
- Everything should be monitored by built in tools. If it exists, monitor it.
Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored four Apress books: Privileged Attack Vectors (2 Editions), Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. In 2018, Bomgar acquired BeyondTrust and retained the BeyondTrust name. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust strategy for privileged access management and remote access solutions. In 2004, he joined eEye as Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and named customer accounts. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.