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Securing Your Droplet

Published on July 30, 2020 · Updated on September 2, 2020
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By Mason Egger
Developer Advocate
Securing Your Droplet

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About the Talk

Congratulations! You’ve just spun up a Droplet! Whether this is your first or thousandth Droplet, the next steps are pretty much universal. You need to secure your Droplet from malicious actors attempting to compromise your systems. In this session we’ll cover the foundations of securing your droplet, protecting your users, and keeping your data safe.

What You’ll Learn

  • Initial setup for securing your Droplet
  • Best practices considering users, access, and network traffic
  • How to perform system audits and unattended updates

This Talk is Designed For

Anyone who is spinning up a Droplet

Prerequisites

About the Presenter

Mason Egger (@masonegger) is currently a Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean, specializing in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python. Prior to his work at DigitalOcean, he was an SRE (Site Reliability Engineer), helping build and maintain a highly available hybrid multi-cloud PaaS. He is an avid programmer, speaker, educator, and writer/blogger. He is a maintainer of the DigitalOcean Terraform provider and contributes to random open source projects here and there. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, camping, kayaking, and exploring new places.


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Mason is currently a Sr. Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python.

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IMO the port firewall is the easiest security feature on DigitalOcean and something that I forget to activate sometimes.

Mason Egger - such a great explanation, thank you!