2020 National Cyber Summit

Summit Speaker Wes Widner III

Session Information

Containing the Cloud
Thursday, June 6, 2019 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Containers and container orchestration technologies like Kubernetes are rapidly being adopted. As security professionals we need to understand the risks and how to protect these systems at a basic level. This talk will focus on the threat landscape for contianer environments and how to mitigate these threats at the kernel level. Being a Cloud Engineer at heart, I'm going to take an engineering perspective and focus mostly on the nuts and bolts of how a container system is put together and we can implement security controls at multiple levels, making life very difficult for an adversary to gain or maintain a foothold in your environment.
Von Braun Center - North Hall Salon 2
Wes Widner III photo
Wes Widner III
Senior Cloud Engineer
CrowdStrike
Wes Widner engineers clouds with Crowdstrike. Large-scale distributed threat intelligence systems that span a range of threat vectors are his bread and butter. His work history includes data engineering with McAfee Labs’s Global Threat Intelligence department and malware pipelining with Norse Corporation. In his ample spare time, Wes also enjoys teaching children how to hack, ethically of course.