Amber Picotte

Picture of
Amber leads marketing at Uptycs with a focus on drawing out and sharing helpful/educational information from osquery, InfoSec and security experts.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

Cloud Compliance for Financial Companies Requires a Merger of Three Disciplines

Posted by Amber Picotte on 11/1/18 8:40 AM

With weightier compliance penalties, ever-deepening cybercrime, and rapid adoption rates of public or hybrid cloud, financial services companies must pay closer attention to cloud compliance and stop treating it in a vacuum.

Read More

Topics: CIS Benchmark, cloud monitoring, continuous monitoring, cloud compliance

Secret Agent Mess

Posted by Amber Picotte on 8/28/18 8:15 AM

While endpoint agents have always tried to be the eyes and ears for security, an overabundance of them may be degrading security rather than improving it. A 2017 survey from Barkly and Ponemon Institute finds that companies have as many as seven different agents running on each endpoint, while at the same time, three out of four report still having difficulty managing endpoint risk. Other security solutions require agents for compliance, data leakage, vulnerability and patch management, network security solutions, systems management, and more. The industry has gone agent crazy, it seems, resulting in significant performance issues, escalating licensing costs, conflicts with other services running on the endpoints, maintenance headaches, difficulties for upgrades and certification issues, and more. 

Read More

Topics: osquery, opinion

Intro to Osquery: Frequently Asked Questions for Beginners

Posted by Amber Picotte on 7/17/18 6:52 AM

There is a growing and passionate community around osquery, actively sharing information and perspective, answering questions, exposing challenges and dispelling misconceptions. Even so, learning the basics as you're getting started requires a lot of piecing together bits of wisdom (ie Googling + Reading + Networking). The intention of this post is to a) curate some of the great content from the community b) organize it to cover common questions for beginners c) incorporate some of what we've learned over the past three years through the Uptycs journey. If you like it, and it is helpful, throw a comment down below or let us know on Twitter and we'll create a more advanced FAQ next time around. 

Read More

Topics: osquery

Uptycs Blog | Cloud Security Trends and Analysis

Welcome! The Uptycs blog is for security professionals and osquery enthusiasts interested in exploring new ideas in cloud security. We hope you'll enjoy our blog enough to subscribe, share and comment.

Subscribe for New Posts

Find Uptycs Everywhere

Recommended Reads