This post is part of a series where Behance developers talk about the various tools they use to get things done and make ideas happen.
1) Who are you and what do you do at Behance?
I am Anshu Pande and I am a Security Operations Engineer with Adobe Behance. I work Closely with the Devs/Ops/QE/Asset teams as well as other internal and external Adobe teams keeping track of all the vulnerabilities that the Behance environment has or could be infected with. I am an Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect. I follow cloud best-standards to secure our cloud infrastructure. I believe that if we do our basics in a correct way from the start, we will make a very powerful end product that will be easy to use. I have deployed various tools to help detect problems, tools such as Evident IO, Netflix Security Monkey and AWS Trusted Advisor. I also hack/scan internal websites and infrastructure using tools like Qualys/ZAP and I am a certified White Belt and Green Belt security Ninja.
I have been with Adobe for more than 5 years now and I love playing with Adobe tools like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Mobile Apps etc. I am also very fond of taking MOOC courses like Coursera online and I keep myself up to date. I have recently taken courses from various universities like University of Toronto, University of New Mexico, University of Michigan, University of Maryland on various topics like Internet/Programming/Security etc.
2) What hardware do you use?
I am comfortable using both Windows and Mac operating systems to get my work done. Presently I am using a Mac with a 2.3GHz Intel core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. I have a pair of 24″ monitors attached.
3) What software do you use?
I use a number of applications to get my work done. Some of them are: Sublime/vi for text editing, Mac’s built-in Notes, and Slack to collaborate and chat with rest of the Behance team. I also use Cisco jabber to interact with other Adobe teams. I use Adobe Connect/Intercall to interact or do meeting with people in different Geos. I spend a lot of time launching new AWS cloud servers to experiment or work on virtual applications and environments.
4) What do you listen to while working?
I do not listen to music while working. I would rather watch Coursera videos in my break time.
5) Out of all the equipment used, what piece of software/hardware do you feel is the most useful of all?
As more and more technology breakthroughs happen, more and more new cool tools are entering the market. I love using all of the tools mentioned above and with such a constantly changing landscape, I can not name one as best. They are all great.