How Cloud Defenders Thwart Attacks Against Resilient Services – Jeff Deininger – ESW #224
In cybersecurity attackers have a structural advantage over defenders: they can succeed with a staggeringly high failure-rate (not caring that most attacks get blocked at the perimeter). Meanwhile, defenders lose when that single successful attack goes unnoticed regardless of how many attacks were successfully stopped. Disproportionate consequences similarly advantage attackers: typical times to detect and contain that one successful attack are still measured in weeks and months. Yet high-availability and resiliency characteristics built-in to "Well-Architected" microservices offer defenders an opportunity to turn the tables and rob attackers of their asymmetric advantages. The key missing ingredient is a sufficient early-warning system that can detect and respond to advanced threats.
In this presentation, Jeff Deininger, a Principal Cloud Security Engineer, will use a simulated attack to demonstrate how advanced threat detection works with commonplace architectural elements to deny attackers the crucial traction needed to establish a foothold at the beginning of a campaign, leaving attackers feeling like they are inescapably 'walking on ice'.
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Deininger has over 15 years of experience in security and IT operations
with a focus on data center technologies, service delivery and DevOps.
As an AWS Security Specialist, he is interested in the observability
conditions that create effective early warning systems for detecting and
containing cybersecurity events.