Serverless Frenemies: Serverless Containers in Lambda and Fargate

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Lambda is the Compute Heart of AWS Serverless. It’s a great first step to building a truly robust service-based workload. It’s also the quickest way to run into obstacles. Is it secure enough? Why do these timeouts keep happening? I need more memory! Could Managed Kubernetes be the answer? This talk will go over the limits of lambda, how to …

Securing AWS with Event Driven Security

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This session will help attendees understand event driven security and how to plan, design, and implement it in their AWS environments. Topics include: a) using a risk-based approach to analyze security threats and use cases for this architecture; b) AWS security design principles; c) an overview of automation and event driven components; and d) three demos walking the attendees through …

Computer Vision for developers

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This talk will focus on how a developer with no ML experience can use AWS services to add computer vision to their webapp. It will start with a background/introduction on AI vs ML vs DL. We will then shift gears to talk about computer vision with examples of its real-life applications. After that we will introduce Rekognition services and its …

Simple S3 Security

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S3 leads a dual life, on the one hand you can use it to host a website, on the other you might use it to store your companies most sensitive data. Perhaps this is why S3 data breaches are so common in spite of buckets being private by default. In this talk we’ll cover the different options for securing S3 …

Avoiding data breaches and risk from misconfigurations before it is too late

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Cloud misconfigurations are a leading cause of data breaches and security risks within AWS. With an ever-expanding number of new services, the complexity of securing and configuring your AWS environment is always increasing. Security practices are often ignored or overlooked. In this session we will look at common configuration mistakes, the risks that they pose and ways to identify and …

Building a PaaS for Forensic DNA analysis using AWS

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This project was funded by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to build a Cloud-based system for analyzing high-volume genomic (DNA) data that could benefit law enforcement investigations using biological evidence. AWS tools used include S3, EC3, Lambda, and Docker. Next-generation Sequencing (NGS) is a rapidly evolving technology with demonstrated benefits for forensic genetic applications, and the strategies to analyze and …

Getting Certified for Fun and Profit

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AWS has a range of different certifications that allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the AWS platform to potential employers. Studying for the certifications is also a great way to expand your knowledge in your current role. We’ll cover all the AWS certifications and how they fall into different levels and specializations. You’ll see some sample questions, learn about …