Practical OpenStack Cloud Hardening and PCI-DSS Readiness

Speaker: Cody Bunch, Rackspace

OpenStack is complex, and like all complex systems needs to have some extra attention paid when hardening the environment. This session will cover some basic cloud security concepts and then dive into the practicalities of securing your OpenStack deployment and the steps necessary to design your OpenStack Private Cloud in preparation to undergo a PCI-DSS Audit.

– Understanding of Cloud Infrastructure Security
– Understanding of how the various parts of OpenStack communicate
– Example hardened architectures
– Practical guidelines / checklists of things to secure when building your Cloud deployment

For more summit videos, visit: http://www.openstack.org/summit/portland-2013/session-videos/

About The Author
- The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system. As the independent home for OpenStack, the Foundation has already attracted more than 9,500 individual members from 100 countries and 850 different organizations, secured more than $10 million in funding and is ready to fulfill the OpenStack mission of becoming the ubiquitous cloud computing platform.

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