The Top serverless Security Risks & How to Mitigate

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Moving to serverless makes some things better and some things worse, but pretty much nothing stays the same. The threats to your serverless apps are consistent in many ways, but they may not look and act the same way. While serverless reduces some of the top security threats, vulnerabilities within the application layer remain. Additionally, some security threats become even worse and entirely new challenges arise.

Maintaining control and security requires a paradigm shift in your thinking.

In this presentation, Tsion will cover the security advantages of serverless application architectures. Next, he’ll examine the top 6 serverless security challenges, along with solutions for mitigation, many of which can be implemented immediately.

1) How to deal with the loss of the perimeter
2) 2 Steps to managing permissions in serverless
3) Tackling the risks of vulnerable application dependencies
4) New tactics to battle the persistent problem of bad code
5) Mitigating denial-of-service, or the new serverless challenge ‘denial-of-wallet’
6) Reduce risks from container reuse (don’t be fooled by the ephemeral promise)


Prior to co-founding Protego, Tsion served as Chief Strategy Officer for Gemalto’s Identity and Data Protection Division, where he was responsible for developing global business and product strategies, and identifying and capitalizing on emerging market trends within the information security market. Prior to assuming his role as Chief Strategy Officer, he oversaw SafeNet’s (acquired by Gemalto in 2014) Data Protection product portfolio strategy and execution. Tsion joined the company in April 2009 from Aladdin Knowledge Systems, where he led the company’s global sales and marketing efforts. Prior to that role, he led Aladdin’s Content Security business unit.


• 6:30pm - Food & networking

• 7:00pm - The Top serverless Security Risks & How to Mitigate


Pizza & Soft drinks

Many thanks to Verizon Media for hosting this meeting.
Protego for sponsoring us Pizza.
And also Accelebrate and Beacon Street Services.

We will meet at Verizon Media previously called Oath in Baltimore - their office is now at 2400 Boston St #300 · Baltimore, MD 21224. There is plenty of free parking in the garage.