AWS Customer Guidance for Endpoint Security Solutions

When migrating endpoint security controls to protect their cloud workloads, organizations must first consider their own security, operational and business needs. Next, they should assess their requirements against the solutions already in use in-house against the in-cloud security solutions they’re considering. Ultimately, these requirements should help organizations come to a decision on whether to migrate their existing security to the cloud, or use cloud-provided tools to protect their cloud endpoints.

In this on-demand webinar, SANS instructor David Hazar, AWS Solutions Architect Manager David Aiken, and Optiv Cloud Security Practice Leader Joe Vadakkan will release guidelines for determining your cloud endpoint security controls and selecting solutions through the AWS Marketplace.

On-demand attendees will learn:

  1. How cloud design affects endpoint security
  2. Needs and capabilities associated with endpoint security platforms in the cloud (such as automation, behavioral detection and blocking, and threat hunting capabilities)
  3. Specific focus on cloud-based endpoint detection and response (EDR)
  4. Solution guidance and evaluation considerations for endpoint security platforms, including real-world success observations
  5. Key questions for potential vendors to determine which endpoint security platform(s) are best-suited for integration and implementation in your AWS environment

Join this on-demand and gain practical knowledge on how to evaluate and select an effective endpoint security platform for the cloud. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your endpoint security strategy with industry-leading guidance from SANS, Optiv and AWS Marketplace.


David Hazar is a SANS analyst, instructor and co-author of SANS MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud. He also is an instructor for SANS SEC540: Cloud Security and DevOps Automation. With close to 20 years of broad, deep technical experience gained from a variety of hands-on roles serving the financial, healthcare and technology industries, his current areas of focus include vulnerability management, application security, cloud security and secure DevOps. He holds the CISSP, GWAPT, GWEB, GMOB, GCIA, GCIH, GCUX, GCWN, GSSP-.NET and GSTRT certifications.


Joe Vadakkan brings more than 18 years of Global Infrastructure Architecture & Security experience, focusing on all aspects of cyber & data security to his role of Global Practice Leader, Cloud Security for Optiv. Vadakkan’s expertise in information security and IT infrastructure spans public and private sector companies across diverse industries including Aerospace & Defense, Software Development, Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, Transportation Logistics, Retail, Government and Consulting. Prior to his role at Optiv, Vadakkan has worked and consulted at various Fortune 500 organizations ranging from a Healthcare startup focusing on secure architecture solutions for 100’s of clients in public cloud, building large scale ITO portfolio solutions for Big10 IT service providers, designing secure public cloud for Iaas & SaaS consumption for a Top 5 public cloud service provider & Architecting/Implementing private cloud for Gov & Defense Programs. 


David Aiken is a Solutions Architect Manager at AWS covering AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog, Migration Services, and Control Tower. He leads a team of specialist AWS SA's that help customers implement security and governance best practices using native AWS Services and Partner products. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and his skills include cloud computing, enterprise architecture, agile methodologies, web services, and software design and development. David has also worked as a product manager, technical specialist, and architect evangelist.


About the SANS Institute:

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world—from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers—sharing the lessons they learn and jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face.

About Optiv:

Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions. Optiv helps clients plan, build and run successful cybersecurity programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cybersecurity offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cybersecurity strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers.

About AWS Marketplace:

AWS Marketplace is a digital software catalog that makes it easy to find, try, buy, deploy, and manage software that runs on AWS. AWS Marketplace has a broad and deep selection of security solutions offered by hundreds of independent software vendors, spanning infrastructure security, logging and monitoring, identity and access control, data protection, and more. These products can be integrated with AWS Services and other existing technologies, enabling you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture across your AWS and on-premises environments. Visit to learn more.

*The views and opinions of the SANS Institute and their presenter, David Hazar, are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of AWS.