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newsletter   |   February 11, 2021
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The FinTech Connudurm

The financial world is changing. Small banks are becoming big banks, cryptocurrencies are the cool kids on the block, passing cash back and forth is becoming antiquated. In this last Superbowl,  not a single vendor was allowed to accept cash!  

Staying compliant, managing growing developer teams and demands, expanding into multi-cloud, just keeping the lights on is the mission for most Fintech DevOps teams. 

In this issue, we take a closer look at the growing pains of FinTech and how "shifting-left" might be their saving grace.  

Featured Blog

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3 Simple Steps to Get Started with Security and Compliance in FinTech
 


There is a universal need to create compliance and security strategies that allow FinTech companies to establish the necessary oversight and governance. Learn 3 simple steps that can help you can get started. 

 
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Securing Cloud-Native Applications is the New Foundation to Digital Transformation Success
 

Security can no longer remain on its independent island and must be incorporated into the rest of the stack to maintain a hardened infrastructure. Organizations are taking on the challenge of how to secure a complex moving target. 

 
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Upcoming Events

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The Unspoken Challenges
of SecDevOps in Fintech

Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 10:00 AM PST

Join us for a candid discussion with HSBC’s Lead Global Container Engineer around the dark side of embracing SecDevOps, mistakes they made, and trends they feel as a team Fintech companies need to get ready for. 

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Featured Resources

 
mglx-whtppr-cvrHistorically, security teams were seen as gatekeepers where security is handled at the tail-end of the software development process, hindering releases and slowing deployments, affecting the overall agility of any organization. 

In this whitepaper, we dive deep into the rise of SecDevOps, codifying policies, and protecting your cloud infrastructure, i.e. shifting security to the left. 

 
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For those of you who like to learn.
Shifting Left in the DevOps Era

Watch this video to learn more about the shifting left paradigm and the rise of SecDevOps. By shifting left, companies can bake security practices into DevOps workflows. Learn more about the shift, the challenges, and what organizations stand to gain as they shift left.  

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Kubernetes Governance - Managing Your Policies And Standards

Watch the recording and you will see a real example of how we implemented a simple governance framework using Rego and OPA. We will focus on a simple policy and go through its full life cycle. The same process could be applied to other policies and you can easily extrapolate from this example to meet your own specific needs.

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The People Behind Magalix

 

mahmed-ceoA husband, father, and a Phd holder,
Mohamed Ahmed is the Founder and
CEO
of Magalix.

Hailing from Cairo, Egypt, Mohamed is a veteran in the cloud space and a technology enthusiast with 20 years experience in distributed systems and performance engineering. 

Prior to founding Magalix, Mohamed worked as the Director of Engineering in Climate Corporation and held Program Management positions at Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

          With a wealth of experience in leading software development teams and extensive              knowledge of product management, Mohamed’s primary focus now is helping
          companies secure their cloud infrastructure and embed security practices into their
          DevOps workflows. 

Mohamed on Leadership:

“Although we spend much time with our coworkers, we usually see a tiny part of their personal life and characters, especially in today’s mostly online interaction.

Effective leaders always look for the other side of the story before giving their team members feedback. I realized I still have a lot to learn at that front. It is humbling to realize how complex people’s interactions and dynamics.”

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