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It's time to re-think your organization’s processes and behaviors to demonstrate the latest efficiencies in your security operations...
You automated your deployment, elasticized your workloads, and dynamically provisioned your fleet. What do you do next? Tackle automating your security needs using the latest capabilities in the cloud! There’s no single path to building an automated and continuous security architecture that works for every organization, but certain key principles and techniques are used by the early adopter cloud elite that give them distinct advantag...
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In a world where servers are servers, and bits are bits, the King of Cloud will be the one that wields security as the weapon of choice...
Clouds tout their rapid elasticity, infinite scalability and commodity pricing when wooing developers and operations engineers. While these are some of the sexier features of today’s cloud infrastructure providers, they are not the ultimate differentiator that will win the hearts and minds of the desirable CIOs running the Fortune 5000 enterprises. What magic trait will cloud providers rely on to earn the hearts of these power players? ...
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The exposed admin interface gives remote attackers the ability to connect to the cluster and perform functions without authentication or resistance…
What you are seeing here is the failure to implement proper security controls around administrative interfaces of, in this case, Enterprise Cassandra NoSQL clusters. The unprotected administrative interface gives remote attackers the ability to connect to the cluster and perform administrative functions without authentication or resistance. This is often the result of business pressure to deploy technology to solve complex problems, b...
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These Top Ten AWS Security Best Practices were put together by cloud security practitioners with over a decade of combined experience securing large AWS deployments. You will discover how most of these best practices are very easy to implement and go a very long way to ensuring your success on AWS. Evident.io's John Robel, Principal Solutions Architect, and 2ndWatch's Kevin Dillon, Solution Architect, provide actionable information th...
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Each HHS lesson is self-contained, no teacher required. Why? Because hacking is about discovery and that needs to be learned, not taught…
At HHS you will find lessons on utilizing Internet resources safely such as web privacy, chat, mobile computing, and social networks. Each HHS lesson is designed as self-contained learning, no teacher required. Why? Because hacking is about discovery and that needs to be learned, not taught. The lessons are all technically correct, promote good moral behavior, resourcefulness, technical know-how, and empathy...
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At the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco, Evident.io's CEO Tim Prendergast (@Auxome) took a few minuted to chat with IT Harvest's Richard Stiennon (@Stiennon) about the dynamic nature of cloud security challenges today. Tim co-founded Evident.io to help others avoid the pain he endured when helping Adobe adopt the cloud at a massive level. After years of building, operating, and securing services in AWS, he set out to make securi...
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Evident.io enjoys a unique competitive advantage by providing organizations with unparalleled continuous monitoring and remediation capabilities…
"Venrock is one of the most successful and well respected venture capital firms in the technology sector," said Tim Prendergast, cofounder and CEO of Evident.io. "Their support affirms our company's high value pedigree and validates that our solutions are truly defining a new era for cloud infrastructure security, incident response, and compliance."
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These industry-accepted best practices provide AWS users with clear, step-by-step implementation and assessment procedures…
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Tony Bradley, Editor-in-Chief of TechSpective, discusses some of the challenges organizations face when migrating sensitive workloads to the cloud…
Tony Bradley, founder of the Bradley Strategy Group and and Editor-in-Chief of Techspective, discusses some of the challenges organizations face when migrating sensitive workloads to the cloud. He is a respected authority on security and technology, with more than twelves years certified as a CISSP, nine years as a Microsft MVP, and being the author of numerous white papers, books, and a wide variety of industry publications. Bradley ma...
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The ability to provision and update infrastructure using APIs also allows flexible and programmatic control of our security choices...
The ability to provision and update infrastructure using APIs also allows flexible and programmatic control of our security choices. These decisions will ultimately help protect intellectual data, content, applications, systems and networks ‘in’ the cloud. In this webcast, John Martinez will lead a deep dive discussion and provide a live demonstration of how to improve security awareness between IT, Dev, and Ops teams, as well as prov...
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Cloud platforms and MSSPs represent a big opportunity for SMBs to reduce costs, increase business agility, and improve their overall security posture…
In 2016 small businesses seeking to better protect themselves from hackers and cybercriminals may want to look at moving critical business operations to the cloud as a way to improve their security posture. Until recently, cloud-based applications and services were mostly considered by IT departments to be at higher-risk than those hosted on their own servers and networks, but that is rapidly changing....
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These strategies provide AWS users with clear, step-by-step risk assessment and control implementation procedures…
Recently the Center for Internet Security (CIS) published the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark, the first ever set of security configuration best practices for Amazon Web Services(AWS), and the first that CIS has issued for an individual cloud service provider. These industry-accepted best practices go beyond the high-level security guidance already available by providing AWS users with clear, step-by-step implementation and assessment p...
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  • Evident.io
    Director of Corporate Communications, 2015 - present
    Anthony M. Freed is the Director of Corporate Communications at Evident.io, the leading provider of cloud security intelligence services which automates vulnerability detection processes while enforcing security and compliance policies. By delivering the fastest security intelligence available to cloud engineers in a friendly, consumable manner, Evident.io bridges the gap between agile and airtight. In 2013, Evident was founded by security experts, engineers, and DevOps experts with the mission of creating a cloud security infrastructure that is as easy to install and use as it is rock solid. Our leaders have worked with some of the biggest names in security and cloud computing – Adobe, Netflix, McAfee, Trend Micro and Norse – and bring with them a deep understanding of the cloud and key security processes.
  • Norse Corporation
    Senior Editor of Publications, 2014 - 2015
  • Tripwire, Inc.
    Community Engagement & Social Media Coordinator, 2014
  • Freelance Security Writer
    2008 - 2013
  • Infosec Island
    Managing Editor, 2010 - 2012
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Anthony M. Freed is the Director of Corporate Communications at Evident.io, the leading provider of cloud security intelligence services which automates vulnerability detection processes while enforcing security and compliance policies.

Anthony is also the Communications Advisor for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, which provides Cyber Warfare awareness, guidance, and security solutions through collaboration, education, volunteer work, and training to assist the US Government, US Military, Commercial Interests, and International Partners.

Anthony is an infosec journalist who authored numerous feature articles, interviews and investigative reports which have been sourced and cited by dozens of major media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, The Register, Financial Times of London, MSNBC, Fox News, PC/IT/Computer/Tech World, eWeek, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, Federal News Radio, The Herald-Tribune, Naked Security, and many more. 

Anthony previously wrote about the finance industry before moving into the information security field, and received notoriety as a financial freelance journalist, including having numerous articles published by leading media syndicates such as The Chicago Sun-Times, Business Week’s Business Exchange, Seeking Alpha, InvestorCentric, OpenSalon, Bear Market Investments, Alacra Pulse, ML-Implode, and dozens more.

Anthony also previously worked as a consultant to senior members of product development, secondary and capital markets from the largest financial institutions in the country, and he had a front row seat to the bursting of the credit bubble.

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