AWS re:Invent 2016 – Day 3 Summary

December 5, 2016 |
AWS Shield for Everyone

The AWS conference wrapped up last week, and it was a great one! Here are some of the highlights from the last day.

Werner’s Keynote: Amazon CTO Werner Vogels gave an outstanding keynote once again, announcing several new features in the AWS cloud. Of particular interest (at least to me) was the release of AWS Shield Standard – a technology to prevent DDoS attacks. They also announced an Advanced version, which provides 24/7 support for more sophisticated attacks on AWS workloads.

Expo Hall: Unlike any conference I had ever worked at or been a part of, the expo hall was packed from the time it opened until the moment it closed. The attendees were engaged, excited and not just trolling booths for swag. There was a constant energy – like-minded people enthused about the advantages of cloud and the future of technology. For an evangelist, the environment is almost electric. Heck – I was even asked to share information about Cryptzone at the Blackjack table last night – another first!

Amazon Web Services

Nicely timed was the following feature in CIO Review. CIOReview Kudos: @Cryptzone CSO Leo Taddeo was featured on the cover of the CIO Review magazine’s 20 Most Promising AWS Solution Providers for 2016. It is a great honor for Cryptzone and Leo, and generated a lot of buzz at the conference, with people coming to the booth to learn more about the Software-Defined Perimeter spec and Cryptzone’s approach to user centric networking. You can find the whole article here.

Cryptzone booth at AWS reInvent

Thank you to everyone that has been following these updates, and for those that stopped by the booth to learn more about Cryptzone. It truly was a pleasure to interact with everyone at this conference, and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!

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Chris Steffen

Christopher Steffen joined Cryptzone in October 2016 as the Technical Director to educate and promote information security and regulatory compliance as it relates to network access management and cloud computing solutions. Before joining the team at Cryptzone, Chris served as the Chief Evangelist – Cloud Security for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He has also served in executive roles as the Director of Information Technology at Magpul Industries (a plastics manufacturing company) and as the Principal Technical Architect for Kroll Factual Data (a credit service provider). Steffen has presented at numerous conferences and has been interviewed by multiple online and print media sources. Steffen holds several technical certifications, including CISSP and CISA.

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