FinDEVrSiliconValley 2016 / DefenseStorm

Presenter Profile:

DefenseStorm is a Security Data Platform that watches everything on your network and matches it to your policies, providing cybersecurity management that is safe, compliant and cost-effective. Built from the ground up in the cloud, DefenseStorm unifies detection, investigation, reporting and compliance into a single place to manage cybersecurity data. Formed by bankers and technology experts, DefenseStorm aggregates event data across all cybersecurity tools and links policies to real-time alerts, so that financial institutions can prove to regulators that they are both secure and compliant with evolving FFIEC cybersecurity requirements. For more information, please visit


Cloud Security Fundamentals

While Cloud adoption of business productivity applications like Office 365 and AWS has accelerated, so too has the risk factor tied to these types of applications – as they pose an attack vector for bad actors. Securely configuring your cloud environment is the first thing you should do when deploying to the cloud, but it’s not the last. Continuous monitoring of your cloud infrastructure for security events is just as critical, but it does come with its own challenges. Sean Cassidy, CTO of DefenseStorm, will discuss what to monitor and best practices for securing the cloud in the fintech space.

What You’ll Learn

  • How the Cloud changes cybersecurity and how it doesn’t
  • How productivity applications like AWS or Office 365 pose an attack vector for bad actors
  • Understand what you should be monitoring and best practices to overcome the challenges many organizations face in monitoring their cloud infrastructures


Sean Cassidy, CTO | @sean_a_cassidy | | 631.745.1315

Sean Cassidy is an engineer and leader who builds the right products the right way. He has worked at Limelight Networks, building their video transcoding system; at Cisco Systems, working on their ASA firewall; and holds a Master of Computer Engineering from RIT.

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