Please join us on Friday, May 7th, 2021 for “Hacking Cloud Access: An hour of critical thinking about how managing permissions is complicating our ability to secure our environment.”

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In today’s world where so much is virtualized, everyone has the capability to create compute (AKA “shadow IT). With all employees having that power, movement of operations and workload is happening far quicker. The result is we have a huge explosion in access in the cloud as well and how that’s assigned. The net result of all this behavior is the big question of “What am I inadvertently exposing?”

Joining me for this discussion will be:

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In preparation for our discussion, think about the following:

  • What permissions can you and can’t you control?
  • Is there any way to tell which permissions are higher risk?
  • What are the permissions you can control and how active are they being addressed?
  • How are permissions changing? Is it manual? Is there anything dynamic? Can automation be introduced?

It all starts at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern. At the end of the hour [11 AM Pacific/2 PM Eastern] we’ll switch gears into a series of impromptu 1-on-1 five-minute meetings where everyone will be randomly paired. Nothing to prepare, we’ll do the matching.

HUGE thanks to our sponsor CloudKnox

CloudKnox Security is the market leader within Gartner’s newly defined Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM) segment. CloudKnox transforms how organizations implement the principle of least privilege in the cloud and empowers security teams to proactively address accidental and malicious credential misuse by continuously detecting and mitigating insider risks.


  • Best bad ideas get first responses in “Department of YES” or “Beat the Bad Idea”.
  • Other bad ideas featured in “What’s Worse?!” game.
  • The BEST bad idea wins an award and a really awesome CISO Series sweatshirt (repeat winners get a $25 Amazon gift card).

The CISO Series Video Chats are open discussion where all viewers and listeners are welcome to become participants. Before the scheduled event, connect your webcam and microphone (avoid Bluetooth) and test your equipment here. During the discussion, if you have a question or comment, let it be known in the chat room and our producer will do his best to get as many of you into the conversation. We look forward to you joining us.