Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup - Tues, 6:30-9PM

The Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup Group
The Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup Group
Public group

Needs a location


Thank you to OpsGenie for sponsoring the location/food/presentations for this meetup.

We are limited to 125 attendees (strictly enforced) so PLEASE - do Not RSVP if you will not attend. And last-minute cancelations don't help because we need to get the list to building management a few days in advance.

Many thanks for your courtesy and consideration of others in our group.

Thank you to OpsGenie for sponsoring the location 239 Causeway Street, suite 300/305, Boston, MA 02114 -

IMPORTANT: Building security requires your full name with a valid photo identification and email address prior to entry.

Visitor Parking: Location is right across from the bridge/TD Garden.
Best parking options - Boston Parking Finder:

Taking the T? (MBTA):
North Station is the closest T stop - accessible by the orange and green line and commuter rail.



Presentation: “Serverless architectures on AWS Lambda: The OpsGenie Experience"

Abstract: OpsGenie leverages Serverless Architectures at AWS Lambda for the last 3 years. In this presentation, we’ll explain the reasoning behind leveraging AWS Lambda and show some real life examples. Of course, nothing just works. So, we’ll also mention some of the challenges and explain how we overcome them.

Presenter: Serhat Can is the Technical Evangelist for OpsGenie. He contributed to different parts of OpsGenie as a software engineer and now spreads the word by coding, writing and talking about DevOps. He is organizing Serverless Turkey and DevOps Turkey meetups as well as İstanbul DevOpsDays. Twitter: @srhtcn (edited)


Presentation: Sophisticated and Targeted AWS Attacks: Case Example (by the Threat Stack Security Team)

Abstract: In 2017 the Threat Stack Security Team began observing strong evidence that attackers are increasing their AWS sophistication, beginning to leverage characteristics of how AWS is managed to move laterally within environments. While the generic, mass botnet activity is still largely the same as what you see in the media - exposed S3 buckets and other common misconfigurations - more sophisticated and targeted attacks are leveraging AWS to their benefit.

The strongest example of this is a breach that happened in 2017 where one of our customers was targeted for one of their customer’s data. While all of the data in their SaaS platform was likely of interest, based on the team’s investigation only one of their customer’s data was targeted.

In this presentation we look at the higher sophistication attack, from 2017 apart, changing enough of the details about the attack to keep the analysis meaningful and our customer’s identity private.


PLEASE: ONLY RSVP if you seriously plan to attend this Meetup. Many thanks!


Interested in sponsoring future Meetups (location/food) and presenting? Want to setup a vendor table at one of our meetups? Want to schedule a one-off event with the members of the Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup? Read on...

For ALL inquiries, first, go to the Boston Amazon Web Services Meetup Group site and view the 'About us...' section (left side). Most common questions about sponsorship/presenting are answered.
Important: Presentation topics should focus on AWS, and Not 3rd-party products.

Contact Mark Annati, the moderator, at [masked] with interest in sponsoring/presenting.

Thank you.