fwd:cloudsec key themes and OWASP Top 10 for LLM

The top 5 key themes from fwd:cloudsec and learn more about OWASP Top 10 for LLMs

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Key Cloud Security Themes from fwd:cloudsec

As we mentioned last week, we had the opportunity to attend fwd:cloudsec, which is a non-profit cloud security conference run by practitioners and for current and upcoming practitioners. They do have a great panel for their CFP that goes through a rigorous process to select talks. From what we know they had over 300 submissions and being on the CFP panel for a few. conferences myself, its tough picking talks as often there are so many that are excellent. So, congrats to everyone who has ever submitted a talk, whether it was picked or not, simply putting yourself out there is the biggest step forward.

So what were some of the themes we saw

  1. Cloud Logging and Threat Detection: A key theme highlighted was the importance of logging and monitoring in the cloud, particularly within AWS and Google Cloud environments. Speakers discussed various techniques for evading and disrupting logging, with a focus on how to respond to such instances. There was also exploration into the usage of real-world threat data to improve threat detection mechanisms and responses in cloud platforms.

  2. Cloud Permissions and Boundaries: There was a strong emphasis on establishing and enforcing permissions boundaries in the cloud. The focus was on strategies for defining cloud data boundaries, auditing access through them, and the challenges that arise during these processes. And the use of permission boundaries to enable secure and efficient cloud adoption.

  3. Cloud Security Risks and Mitigation: Another theme was the identification of potential security risks in cloud environments and how to mitigate them. There are specific risks associated with presigned URLs and misconfigured IP ranges respectively and one must implement specific methods to detect and prevent such risks​

  4. Automation and Scalability in Incident Response: The significance of automation in enhancing the speed and reliability of incident response in cloud environments was underscored. Automation can reduce response times to security incidents and eliminate human errors, thus improving the overall efficiency of the incident response process​

  5. Cloud Infrastructure Security and Hardening: The conference also addressed the need to harden cloud infrastructure to minimize security risks. Users & Permission sets risks can be scored to focus on minimizing the attack surface of cloud deployment roles and scoring the risks associated with users and permission sets in AWS Identity Center​

Did we miss any key themes that were discussed? Did you have a favourite talk from the conference? Let us know.

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