Willem Mouton
Willem Mouton is a Principle Security Consultant at Sense of Security, a CyberCX company.

Willem is an industry veteran with decades of experience in product development, pen testing, managed services, OSInt and Reconnaissance, security research and most recently Threat Detection and Threat Hunting.

With his mindset being very much that of a builder, his skills at penetration testing ensure he gains root on many assessments, due to him knowing where weaknesses are often introduced during the development phase. He is also an experience speaker and trainer with exposure at top international forums like Black Hat and RSA.

Orchestrated Containers and How to Hack Them

Technical Level (3 being the highest score): 3

Kubernetes dropped into the scene in 2014 as a gift from Google, promising to help simplify the dev/ops workflow by moving to immutable, idempotent infrastructure-ascode setups. It's seen rapid adoption in the last couple of years with managed offerings from Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google GCP.

Unfortunately, this world of containers comes with a false sense of security and many of the defaults for Kubernetes leave your environments wide open to attack.

Confusing documentation, insecure defaults, and overall ecosystem immaturity lead to drastic gaps in environmental security, and monitoring, reducing your organisation's capacity to detect, prevent, and respond to a malicious actor attacking your containerised assets - a situation that has been capitalised on by managed security vendors charging tens of thousands of dollars for domain experience that never trickles down into the core of your deployment strategies.

Luckily, with a few simple pointers the sky will no longer be falling.

This presentation focuses on attack paths we take, and points of interest we look at, when performing orchestrated containerised environment security reviews.

It looks at common mistakes and low-hanging fruit in network configurations and authorisation policies, as well as supplemental configurations and automated policy enforcement to harden your environment and raise the bar.

Secure your place now!