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Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup Group

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This Meetup will be security focused, with a presentation on advanced IAM usage, security/public cloud attack, and how to extend your internal IAM to the cloud. Very engaging topics. And being hosted at Vistaprint's Lexington office - thank you Vistaprint! (directions are below)

Food for this meeting will be sponsored by Eucalyptus Systems - thank you Colby Dyess, Sr. Product Marketing Manager!

Don't miss this event!

- Mark

Presentations/Presenters:

Presentation Abstract: An in-depth discussion of AWS usage and security challenges. The usage portion will focus upon common pitfalls. These include a discussion configuration, provisioning, and architecture issues. The security portion will examine the shared responsibility model, identify and discuss strategies for avoiding common security issues, and offer a guide for mitigation. If time permits, the discussion will also include the characteristics of a typical public EDoS attack.

Presenters: Aaron Newman (CEO) is one of the world’s foremost database security experts and brings a breadth of experience to CloudCheckr Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur having previously founded three other successful startups: Techrigy, DbSecure, and Application Security, Inc.
Aaron Klein (COO) brings a deep knowledge of cloud architecture and over 20 years of managerial experience and vision to his role at CloudCheckr Inc. He has held leading roles in diverse organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises.

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Presentation Abstract: IAM is an important part of the AWS ecosystem and at its most basic level allows you to have different accounts rather than sharing credentials across a team. But there's a lot more that you can do with IAM and more than one way to do it. This talk will start with the basics of just using IAM to create additional users but also look at how to take advantage of roles to give very granular access to machines and even other AWS accounts entirely.

Presenter: Jeremy Katz is an engineer at Stackdriver where he spends his days working around quirks in the AWS APIs both to gather data for product as well as to deploy and provision the infrastructure Stackdriver uses in AWS.

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Presentation Abstract: Migrating an Application to AWS: How to Extend Your Internal IAM to the cloud.
Most applications are not built with identity management in mind. And your existing IAM systems, like Active Directory were certainly not built to integrate with applications outside your firewall. This presentation will cover how to extend Active Directory to cloud-based applications running in AWS without exposing your internal systems, passwords or VPNs.

Presenter: Brett Waldman, CEO, Tremolo Security

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Driving Directions to Vistaprint

95 Hayden Avenue

Lexington, MA 02421
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 From Cambridge

Take either Storrow Drive West or Memorial Drive West to Route 2 West. • Follow signs for Route 2 West along Fresh Pond Parkway past Alewife. • Take Exit 54A off of Route 2, toward Waltham Street/Waltham. Make immediate left onto Hayden Avenue. • Entrance for Ledgemont Center 95 Hayden is about 7/10 mile on the right.

• ''Enter the driveway and bear left to follow the purple signs for Vistaprint. • When the road splits, bear to the right. • Follow the road around the building and turn right into the 2nd level, “Main Entrance/Visitor Parking.” •Visitor parking is reserved on the right side as you enter. If you need visitor parking assistance, please ask our valet service attendants. • Access our building via the connecting bridge. The receptionist and lobby will be to your left.'

 From Logan Airport

Exit the airport via the Ted Williams Tunnel to the Massachusetts Turnpike. • Take Mass Pike (I-

90) West to I-95 North (Route 128 North). • From I-95/128 North, take Route 2 East (Exit 29A).

• From Route 2, take the Exit 53 - Spring Street – Lexington/Waltham. • Turn right onto Spring Street, then first right turn onto Hayden Avenue. • Entrance for Ledgemont Center 95 Hayden Avenue is immediately on your left. • Follow directions in italics above.

 From the North

From I-95 South (Route 128 South) to Route 2 East (Exit 29A), toward Arlington/Cambridge. • Take Exit 53, Spring Street - Lexington/Waltham. • Turn right onto Spring Street, then first right turn onto Hayden Avenue. • Entrance for Ledgemont Center 95 Hayden Avenue is immediately on your left. • Follow directions in italics above.

 From the South

From I-95 North (Route 128 North) to Route 2 East (Exit 29A), towards Arlington/Cambridge. • Take Exit 53, Spring Street - Lexington/Waltham. • Turn right onto Spring Street, then first right turn onto Hayden Avenue. • Entrance Ledgemont Center 95 Hayden Avenue is immediately on your left. • Follow directions in italics above.

 From The West

From Mass Pike East (I-90) to I-95 North (Route 128 North). • Exit at Route 2 East (Exit 29A). Take Exit 53, Spring Street - Lexington/Waltham. • Turn right onto Spring Street, then first right turn onto Hayden Avenue. • Entrance Ledgemont Center 95 Hayden Avenue is immediately on your left. • Follow directions in italics above.

 From Downtown Boston

Take Mass Pike (I-90) West to I-95 North (Route 128 North). • Exit at Route 2 East (Exit 29A), towards Arlington/Cambridge. • Take Exit 53 Spring Street – Lexington/Waltham. • Turn right onto Spring Street, then first right turn onto Hayden Avenue. • Entrance Ledgemont Center 95

Hayden Avenue is immediately on your left. • Follow directions in italics above.