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Phil Cox

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Phil Cox
Director of Security and Compliance at RightScale
Phil Cox is the director of security and compliance for RightScale where he focuses on security as both a consumer of a variety of cloud services as well as a provider of a cloud management solution. Prior to that he was a director at SystemExperts, a security and compliance consulting firm. He is a well-known authority in the areas of systems integration and security, and is an active contributor to multiple Cloud Security Alliance initiatives, as well as to Payment Card Industry (PCI) cloud and risk groups. He frequently writes and lectures on information security and compliance issues faced by organizations. He has written several books in the area of Windows and network security, and was technical editor of two "Hacking Exposed" editions and "Building Internet Firewalls."

Articles by Phil Cox

Security Patching in the RightScale Universe

September 28, 2011, Posted By: Phil Cox
Security vulnerabilities happen, not only in technology but also in life in general. When we are made aware of those vulnerabilities, we need to "fix" things or mitigate them to the best extent possible. In IT, that is typically synonymous with installing security patches or workarounds. Here we explain how to best do patch management using the RightScale cloud management platform.Read more

Performing Security Testing in the Cloud

Security testing is one aspect of a security program that is often overlooked. Organizations who take security seriously understand that testing systems and applications is just smart business. We feel that one way we can help our customers is to describe the process, and nuances, of our testing process.Read more