How Hackers Compromise the Cloud Control Plane

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Josh Stella, Chief Architect, Snyk

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When the headline says “Cloud Breach Due to Misconfigured Server,” we’re only getting a small part of the story. Critical information on what really went down rarely becomes public knowledge. But in order to keep cloud data secure, it’s essential to understand how attackers are exploiting the cloud API control plane, and expand the blast radius well beyond the initial misconfigured resource in order to inflict real damage. In this session, Josh Stella, Chief Architect at Snyk, will walk through the ways control plane compromise attacks happen, and why you need to go beyond traditional cloud security posture management in order to spot the deeper design flaws in your environment that make these attacks possible. Attendees will gain an understanding of: -What the cloud control plane is and why attackers need access to it -How to identify control plane compromise risks in your environment -Why cloud security hinges with secure design, and where to start

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