North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory

When: Tue November 11, 2014 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Kyle Rankin

Location: O'Reilly Media

It’s easy to secure your servers when they are in the safe confines of your own data center, but deploying servers in the cloud is like dropping them from a helicopter into a jungle across enemy lines without so much as an IP address. This talk will cover how to use Puppet to harden cloud servers including certificate and key management, protecting secrets on your hosts, managing dynamic IPs, and overall security best practices. While a few tips will be specific to Puppet and Amazon AWS, most of the techniques would apply in just about any environment.

Update: Kyle’s slides can be found on his web site.

Published Tue 04 November 2014 by Tom Most