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The Southern California (SoCal) Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is an organization formed to promote the use of leading practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing and provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing.
The Southern California (SoCal) Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is comprised of many subject matter experts from a wide variety of disciplines, united in our objectives:
• Promote a common level of understanding between the consumers and providers of cloud computing regarding the necessary security requirements and attestation of assurance.
• Promote independent research into best practices for cloud computing security.
• Launch awareness campaigns and educational programs on the appropriate uses of cloud computing and cloud security solutions.
• Create consensus lists of issues and guidance for cloud security assurance.
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- Cloudy with a Chance of Malware: Moving Malware Analysis to the CloudLink visible for attendees
Malware analysis is risky business! Safety is a critical pillar of every part of the malware analysis methodology. Traditional malware analysis labs include locally provisioned virtual machines that act as safe zones for dynamic analysis, but this approach has several limitations. Can we move this entire process into the cloud? How can we use cloud assets to equip the malware analyst with rapid deployable, ephemeral assets for use during malware detonation? Are there security concerns when we use cloud assets for this purpose? Join Matt Kiely (HuskyHacks) as he covers the architecture, security, and benefits of rapid deployable cloud malware analysis lab infrastructure.
Matt Kiely, also known as HuskyHacks, is a seasoned technical cybersecurity practitioner. He specializes in offensive security research and malware reverse engineering. Matt is the creator and instructor of Practical Malware Analysis & Triage (PMAT) available on TCM Security Academy and is a co-founder of The Taggart Institute, with a combined 40k students under his tutelage across the globe. He is also an avid hiker and thru-hiked the 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2023.