First: A Live Demo of a Cloud Misconfiguration Breach. Next AircraftML

Amazon Web Services - Bay Area
Amazon Web Services - Bay Area
Public group

Intuit Building 6

2750 Coast Avenue · Mountain View, CA

How to find us

It is the short building next to the wide waterfall.

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Schedule and Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 : Arrive and Network!
6:30 - 6:40 : Announcements and sponsors recognition
6:40 - 7:15 : A Live Demo of a Cloud Misconfiguration Breach
7:15 - 7:45 : The Evolution of AircraftML
7:45 - 8:00 : More networking

First Speaker: Josh Stella
Josh Stella is co-founder and CTO of Fugue, the company delivering autonomous cloud infrastructure security and compliance. Previously, Josh was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he supported customers in the area of national security. Prior to Fugue, Josh served as CTO for a technology startup and in numerous other IT leadership and technical roles over the past 25 years.

Presentation: Cloud misconfiguration is now the leading cause of cloud-based data breaches, typically due to a lack of secure cloud architecture practices. Because cloud infrastructure is 100% software, cloud security is a software engineering problem, not a traditional security analysis problem. In order to prevent data breaches in the cloud, we must address it with secure software architecture right from the start.

In this talk, Josh Stella will run a live simulation of an advanced cloud misconfiguration exploits to show a number of ways common cloud architectural anti-patterns create opportunities for hackers to gain entry to cloud environments, move laterally using tools like IAM services, and ultimately discover and breach data. Many of the misconfigurations exploited won’t be flagged by compliance scans and often aren’t considered risky by security teams.

Attendees will learn
* how common cloud architectural practices can lead to misconfiguration
* how hackers exploit those misconfigurations to breach sensitive data
alternative cloud architectural approaches can prevent them
* Actionable information to improve their cloud security posture

Second speaker: Jerry Hargrove
Jerry Hargrove is a cloud architect, developer and evangelist who guides companies on their journey to the cloud, helping them to build smart, secure and scalable applications for their businesses. Jerry has an extensive background in software architecture, development and operations and brings with him over 20 years of experience working for companies including Intel, Rackspace, LucidChart and now AWS.

Talk: The Evolution of AircraftML
Abstract: @aircraftml is a Twitter-bot that uses AWS deep-learning services and features to identify and classify images of aircraft. Using a model built using Amazon SageMaker and trained with tens of thousands of labeled aircraft images, this serverless system is able to accurately classify many modern commercial aircraft. This talk will focus on how the architecture of @aircraftml has evolved over time, where it started and where it is today, and what the driving factors for those changes were, including technology and cost.

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Presence Sponsor: Fugue -

Giveaways: We also have a few books on Data Science and AI from our sponsor O'Reilly.

Food and Space Sponsor: Intuit
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