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Oct 18, 2021

This week, Jeffrey Palermo is joined by Dan Patrick, the Chief Infrastructure Architect for Solliance. Dan leads the DevOps and Infrastructure practice focusing on accelerating the customer's velocity to the cloud. He has been designated as a Microsoft MVP for Azure and is also a 15-year veteran of Microsoft.


In the continuing theme of Cyber Security Month, Jeffrey and Dan are speaking all about how to secure your Azure deployment. Dan highlights the important security measures that all companies should be taking in today’s day and age; specific, actionable advice to managers; and online tools and resources you can leverage to keep your organization safe from cyber attacks and security breaches.


Topics of Discussion:

[:39] About The Azure DevOps Podcast, Clear Measure; the new video podcast Architect Tips; and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.

[1:12] About today’s episode with Dan Patrick!

[1:35] Jeffrey welcomes Dan to the podcast.

[1:49] About Dan’s appearances at upcoming conferences.

[3:04] Dan shares about his career journey and how he first became interested in the world of computing.

[6:09] Why is it important to think about the topic of deploying apps to Azure?

[9:24] Dan bridges the gap when it comes to corporate security from decades ago to today.

[14:31] The importance of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

[19:17] Dan’s two key principles or methods that companies need to use when it comes to a Cloud-native security perspective.

[21:37] A word from The Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[22:10] Security categories that companies need to pay attention to.

[23:13] Why it is important to record security data.

[26:04] How to securely store security events within your organization.

[29:05] Dan’s advice to managers regarding security.

[31:16] How to secure your organization with CIS Benchmarks.

[33:30] Dan’s insights on what the industry is currently doing wrong regarding security.

[35:39] How to keep your organization secure from attacks by testing internally.

[38:18] Where to get started as a manager or developer to help improve the security of your team/s and organization.

[43:48] Jeffrey thanks Dan Patrick for joining the podcast!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Architect Tips — New video podcast!

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer’s Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook!

Jeffrey Palermo’s YouTube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

DEVintersection Conference — Dec. 7th‒9th in Las Vegas, Nevada (Use discount code: PALERMO)

AI Conference — Oct. 27th‒29th, 2021

Dan Patrick’s LinkedIn

Dan Patrick’s Twitter @DeltaDan

Center for Internet Security (CIS)

CIS Benchmarks October 2021 | CIS


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