Past Meetup

AWS Meetup #18 - Cardiff

This Meetup is past

58 people went

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We are excited to be returning to the headquarters of Alert Logic in Cardiff for the 18th meetup of the AWS South Wales user group and the first in Cardiff for 2019.

17:30 - Doors open and refreshments

18:00 - Introduction

followed by talks including:

Alert Logic - The Path to Better Serverless Security
Serverless computing – in the right scenario and with the right support – is an option that could be perfect for many businesses and a great reason to consider the cloud, but security remains a concern. In public cloud serverless environments, developers can utilise the shared responsibility model. AWS works diligently to ensure infrastructure layers below the application layer are secure. Having best of breed security practitioners design and manage the infrastructure is often an improvement for businesses that may not be able to hire and maintain security experts. Third parties audit and certify public cloud’s security posture and processes giving customers confidence. While cloud providers take on much security responsibility, internal teams must still consider serverless security. Serverless applications make life easier by removing the requirement to maintain and update the operating system and runtime layers of deployed applications. However, serverless is not a silver bullet for solving in-house code and third-party tools problems. Serverless applications great from a design and deployment perspective. However, a holistic approach needs to be taken to ensure that the vast number of serverless functions deployed are kept up-to-date from a cybersecurity standpoint. Security and cyber landscape are constantly changing. This presentation will demonstrate the basics of serverless security, what to watch out for and how to stay ahead of cyber threats.

Chris Cundill & Greg Simons - The Rubbish App & the City Platform
Originating from a #HackTheCity event, the Rubbish App and City Platform are fantastic examples of a new approach utilising serverless technologies that can support the digital strategy of city councils around the UK

Ryan Pothecary and Lee Petford - AWS Quiz Session
For the first time ever we are trying out a quiz with stickers, mugs, tote bags and more to give away