AWS Meetup September 2019

This is a past event

316 people went

13200 Woodland Park Rd

13200 Woodland Park Rd · Herndon, VA

How to find us

Parking: garage is next to the building, and you will be able to park in the garage with no ticket.

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Hey folks, we'll be meeting at the AWS Woodland Park Office. AWS has requested an attendee list, so you must RSVP "yes" and submit your name by 4 PM on Friday, September 6 in order to attend. RSVPs will close on that date. Thanks!

Here's what we have planned for this meetup:

6:00pm-6:30pm - Networking and food/drink sponsored by Slalom

6:30pm - 8:30pm-ish – Talks:

(1) A Live Simulation of Advanced Cloud Misconfiguration Exploits (and How to Protect Against Them)

Cloud misconfigurations have provided hackers with new attack vectors, and changed the way they operate. They scan the internet for cloud misconfigurations and choose which to exploit. Security teams may not recognize these as dangerous misconfigurations, and compliance frameworks don’t consider them violations.

Josh Stella, co-founder and CTO of Fugue, will walk through a live demonstration of:

- How hackers take advantage
of common cloud misconfigurations to gain access to environments, move laterally, and extract sensitive data.
-How to evaluate your cloud environment to identify where and how you’re vulnerable to such attack vectors
- Simple steps you can take now to improve your cloud security posture and prevent similar attacks

(2) AWS Direct Connect with Justin Smith & Po-Chun Chen, both Senior Software Development Engineers for AWS Direct Connect.
AWS Direct Connect is a cloud service solution that makes it easy to establish a dedicated network connection from your premises to AWS. Learn more about what it can do and how AWS users are putting it to use.