Thanks to cloud providers like DigitalOcean, AWS, GCP, Linode, etc, we as developers can easily spin up servers for testing or production. We can have a complete server ready to go in a matter of seconds. Often security is an afterthought leaving servers vulnerable to attacks, abuse, or worse.

In this talk I will introduce some basic security settings and monitoring. I will make attendees aware of some of the many types of attacks, and the methodologies that can help protect them.

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Rated 4

Noah Bratzel at 19:57 on 8 Mar 2019

This talk was very applicable, and it got me to log in and changed some settings in my server as he was talking. Good info, and I'll be revisiting the slides. Thanks

Roger Creasy (Speaker) at 22:20 on 8 Mar 2019

Thank you Noah! I am happy to hear that you got something you could use.

Great talk! I was familiar with some of this already, but still learned a lot. I downloaded the slides and bookmarked Roger's site for future reference. I give this 4 stars instead of 5 simply because I felt like the presentation got bogged down a bit with the part about getting ssh keys onto the server - there were some sample commands shown, some passing mentions about a couple of methods, but ultimately I didn't feel any more clarity than when he started. Still, he highlighted multiple security resources that warrant further learning.

Roger Creasy (Speaker) at 06:49 on 9 Mar 2019

Thanks Max! I am glad you found the talk helpful. I appreciate your input on the ssh key transfer bit. I agree and will try to smooth that out in future talks.

Helpful content. Been developing for 15+ years, and he mentioned a few packages I was not aware of, that will definitely help me secure my servers better.

Roger Creasy (Speaker) at 09:10 on 9 Mar 2019

Thank you Jeremy! I am happy the talk was helpful.