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Cloud Security Alliance Los Angeles (CSA-LA) Chapter Meeting

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Steve W.


Come and join us as at your local chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.
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Title: I Accept Serverless, I’m Not Sure Whether It Accepts Me

Serious attention is being paid to Serverless and Functions as a Service (FaaS) through open source offerings like OpenWhisk and paid offerings from AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions and Azure Compute. The growth of serverless adoption has been exponential for some time now, enough so to warrant some introspection from a security practitioner's perspective. This talk examines the shift from traditional security to cloud and serverless security models.

Cody Wood worked for a period of time in mining (not data) operations in the high desert of California. His initial interests in the security space started at a very early age, but he never really put any effort into pursuing those endeavors. About four years ago that all changed. After getting kicked out of a .NET programming bootcamp in Houston, TX he interned at a hackerspace and started working at the best company for aspiring inexperienced hackers (Whitehat Security). Specializing in the general vertical of application security with a non traditional background has provided him with some interesting lessons.

Cody currently works as a technical account manager at Signal Sciences in their new headquartes in Culver City and is enamored with appsec and the ruggedization of the DevOps methodology.

Dinner is provided by CSA-LA: This month your dining option is Pizza! Come on out, learn, and get a slice on us.

Parking: Snap has very limited unassigned parking in the lot. Visitors must park on 28th street meters and walk over. Snap buildings have no branding. Once you arrive, please head over to the front entrance to register to obtain visitor stickers and be escorted to the room. Please text Nick Reva with any questions at 424.391.0376 on the day of the event.

The CSA meets 10 times a year and we do not have meetings in July or December

2772 Donald Douglas Loop N · Santa Monica, ca