Part 2 of the 7 Layers of MLOps Security Guide

An ML Storage Architecture
An ML Storage Architecture

Welcome to Part 2 of our MLOps security guide! To recap, last time we discussed how to protect data and went through an example for a restaurant review app. We’ll continue to reference concepts from that article and build on them as seen in the Table of Contents. Today we’ll dive deeper into protecting the storage that houses this data, focusing on different data storage technologies, and enabling these settings for our previous use case.

Series Links

Part 1. Intro and Data Security
Part 2. Protecting Your Data Storage
Part 3. Securing Your Orchestrator
Part 4. ML Model Security
Part 5. ML Model Hosting
Part 6. Securely…


Part 1, Securing your data

So you’ve heard of MLOps and you’ve deployed a model to production! Awesome, but now that you’ve hit your milestone, you should probably double check to make sure that everything is nice and secure.

Security is a never ending topic but implementing the foundational aspects will help you sleep better at night. This article focuses on giving you a small tasting platter of the security world and some tips + frameworks to use to assess potential solutions. It should also help raise discussions in your organization about topics like data access, privacy, human intervention and many more.

Today’s article is…


Money makes the world go round, so why do so many people know so little? Basic finance is essential for our personal lives but also for any kind of business endeavour; it’s hard to be a successful business if you keep losing money*. This article isn’t designed for those who know zero about finance, but rather those who are interested in learning how to approach problems related to money. You’ll get the most out it if you know the basics of finance.

In Dec 2018 I realized that we needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. From that…


Growing your business is a puzzle and many of the pieces are people outside of your team.

In Dec 2018 I realized that we needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. From that emerged the TU20 leadership series, a 12 week set of readings and exercises that helped to prepare the next group of TU20 leaders. This is chapter 8, originally written in March of 2019.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

— African Proverb

To grow an organization, you need to have sources of revenue and be a valuable member of an ecosystem that benefits your customers and users. Without the funding, you can’t pay your employees. Without a strong ecosystem, you are fighting against the tide, rather than going…


The things I learned from leading TU20

In Dec 2018 I realized that we needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. From that emerged the TU20 leadership series, a 12 week set of readings and exercises that helped to prepare the next group of TU20 leaders. This is chapter 7, originally written in Feb of 2019.

Leadership Principles from Amazon’s Website

Customer Obsession

Leaders start with the customer and work backwards. They work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. Although leaders pay attention to competitors, they obsess over customers.

The Customer is always right … kind of

We’ve heard the saying that the customer is always right, and many companies have take on some variation of this mantra.


Cartoon Mulan drawing climbing to fetch the arrow
Cartoon Mulan drawing climbing to fetch the arrow
The iconic scene out of Disney’s Mulan — Drawn by Alice XZ — https://www.deviantart.com/alicexz

The things I learned from leading TU20

In Dec 2018 I realized that we needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. From that emerged the TU20 leadership series, a 12 week set of readings and exercises that helped to prepare the next group of TU20 leaders. This is chapter 6, originally written in Feb of 2019.

Results matter

In past editions of the TU20 Leadership series, we talked about many things that might seem fluffy — teamwork, ethics, trust, having a sense of ownership. At the end of the day in any job, you’ll be judged by your results or your team’s results. …


The Charging Bull & Fearless Girl — Courtesy of Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The things I learned from leading TU20

In Dec 2018 I realized that we needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. From that emerged the TU20 leadership series, a 12 week set of readings and exercises that helped to prepare the next group of TU20 leaders. This is chapter 5, originally written in Feb of 2019.

What is Trust?

Trust is something hard to define and it changes for every person. Let’s start with a scenario.

You spill coffee on your parent’s second favourite carpet and hide it. Your sibling tells your parents, did your sibling break your trust?

You ask a friend to refer you to a…


New Yet Simple

The things I learned from leading TU20

In Dec 2018 I realized that we needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. From that emerge the TU20 leadership series, a 12 week set of readings and exercises that helped to prepare the next group of TU20 leaders. This is chapter 4, originally written in Feb of 2019.

What is invention?

When we flip through history books, we usually see two job titles that don’t exist anymore; explorer and inventor. For some reason these job titles have fallen out of style, now replaced by Influencer or Futurist. So why is that the case? It might be cause it’s harder to…


The things I learned from leading TU20

In Dec 2018 I realized that we needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. This is chapter 3, originally written in Jan of 2019.

How we teach ethics isn’t very useful

95% of us know what’s an ethical decision when sitting down in a classroom under social pressure. We know what to say because we bend ourselves to a test. We see these classes as easy and topics as not interesting. For example, take a look at this New Zealand immigration professional ethics list.

  • honesty
  • trustworthiness
  • loyalty
  • respect for others
  • adherence to the law
  • doing good and avoiding harm to others
  • accountability.

Would you disagree…


The things I learned from leading TU20

In Dec 2018 I realized that I needed to have a stronger succession plan for TU20. This is chapter 2, originally written in Jan of 2019.

What does it mean to Think Big?

Sometimes company talk about abstract concepts of vision/mission statements and they don’t really a lot of sense. But for all of your ideas you should be able to see a world in 1, 3, 5, 10 years down the line on whatever you are working on. They can be optimistic, they can be pessimistic, but you should be able to see what’s happening.

Example TU20–1 year

In 1 year I can picture things running…

Denys Linkov

Software Engineer | Former TU20 Lead.

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