APRA releases information paper on outsourcing involving shared computing services, including cloud

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released an information paper on prudential considerations and key principles in relation to outsourcing involving shared computing services, including cloud. While shared computing services may bring benefits, such as economies of scale, they also bring associated risks. These can vary considerably depending on the particular usage. Low risk usages are those involving IT …

AWS Re:Invent 2014 Security Presentations

For easy reference to AWS stuff, here’s a quick summary of the security related material presented at the AWS ReInvent 2014, in Las Vegas: General Security SEC201 – AWS Security Keynote Address (Video | Presentation) SEC311 – Architecting for End-to-End Security in the Enterprise (Video | Presentation) SEC313 – Updating Security Operations for the Cloud  (Presentation) SEC315 – NEW LAUNCH: …

AWS Re:Invent 2014 Announcements Highlights

Ok, so there’s been lots of announcements and exciting news from the recent AWS re:Invent Las Vegas conference this week. I therefore though it would be beneficial to provide a quick summary of some of the main new features / capabilities that are now officially out for those who need a quick update: So just a load of cloud hype …

AWS Amazon Web Services Re:Invent 2013 – Presentation videos and slides

Below is a comprehensive collection of slides and videos from the various AWS Re:Invent 2013 presentations. Enjoy!….. ARC201 – They Don’t Hug Back! Or Why You Need to Stop Worrying about Prodweb001 and Start Loving i-98fb9856 by Chris Munns – Solutions Architect with Amazon Web ServicesMartin Rhoads – Site Reliability Engineer with Airbnb   Traditionally, IT organizations have treated infrastructure components …