Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 3: Automated User Setup

This is a guest post by one of our trainers, Paul Schwarzenberger. Paul is running the fantastic Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June. He also has a blog where he talks about AWS, Cloud Security and DevSecOps. This is part of a series on how he’s built a platform to make things easier for those attending his training. If you enjoy this, don’t forget to check out The first and second posts in this series. Thanks, Paul!

My 44CON Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own. As I described in Part 1, I also decided to build a training platform, so that students can connect to a virtual desktop in the cloud with all the software they need pre-installed.

That way they can come on to the course with any laptop or even tablet which supports the Amazon WorkSpaces client.

I built the supporting infrastructure in AWS using Terraform – a great tool for infrastructure as code – see Part 2 for more details and screenshots. Continue reading “Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 3: Automated User Setup”

4 New 44CON 2018 Videos

We’ve added another 4 videos from 44CON 2018 to 44CON TV. Our older conf talk videos are also moving over to the channel. If you want them in your YouTube stream, don’t forget to subscribe to 44CON TV and click the bell. Once all the videos are up, we’ll start work on other ways to access our content. Lets see what’s new! Continue reading “4 New 44CON 2018 Videos”

Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 2: Infrastructure As Code

This is a guest post by one of our trainers, Paul Schwarzenberger. Paul is running the fantastic Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this June. He also has a blog where he talks about AWS, Cloud Security and DevSecOps. This is part of a series on how he’s built a platform to make things easier for those attending his training. Part 1 is available here. Thanks, Paul! Continue reading “Building a cloud security training platform – Pt 2: Infrastructure As Code”

More 2018 44CON Videos Added

This week we’ve added another 5 videos from 44CON 2018. We’re also starting to move our older conf talk videos over to the YouTube channel, so if you’d like them to show up in your stream, don’t forget to subscribe to the 44CONtv channel and click the bell to get notifications as new videos go up. From now on, all of our videos will be up on YouTube as soon as the 1s and 0s can carry them. Continue reading “More 2018 44CON Videos Added”

First Videos From 44CON 2018 Up

For a long time we used to sell access to videos on Vimeo. Recently we moved back to making videos freely available on YouTube. Due to some last minute issues with 2018 we had to do a bit more work to get the 2018 videos to a point we were happy with. However, in 2019 the wonderful Ministraitor will be supporting our videos, and we’ll be able to provide them for free from now on. The first 5 videos from 2018’s 44CON are now ready to go, so read on for the vids and our thoughts. Continue reading “First Videos From 44CON 2018 Up”

Building an AWS and Azure security training platform

This is a guest post by one of our trainers, Paul Schwarzenberger. Paul is running the fantastic Cloud Security and Devops training course this June. He also has a blog where he talks about AWS, Cloud Security and DevOps. This is part of a series on how he’s built a platform to make things easier for those attending his training. Thanks, Paul!

Part 1 – Proof of Concept

The Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course I’m delivering for 44CON in June includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own.

Wouldn’t it be great if students could turn up with any laptop, or even an iPad, and do the course. And the time spent on the labs would be used to learn about cloud security and DevSecOps, not debugging software installation issues.

Continue reading “Building an AWS and Azure security training platform”

Hacking 44CON’s Pricing Model (5 Different Ways)

It seems like it was only two weeks ago when we announced the early bird tickets, but sadly all 50 have been snapped up. Still, being the great folks we are, we wanted to show you 5 different ways to hack the 44CON ticket pricing model because, well, basically we’re good guys like that. After all, we taught you how to game the 44CON CFP and that worked well. In the words of every security researcher everywhere, “What could possibly go wrong?” Continue reading “Hacking 44CON’s Pricing Model (5 Different Ways)”