Applying aviation style principles to cloud security - let's not crash in the cloud

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Almost daily now do we hear about another big data breach with often millions of people having their data stolen. Many of these data breaches happen to organizations that have infrastructure deployed in the cloud. In the aviation industry each incident is cause for a thorough review after which commercial operators usually adapt their operations or adopt new ways of operating to ensure this particular incident does not happen again. They do it successfully. Let's see if we can do this as well. In this session we will investigate real security incidents that happened to cloud-based organizations and find out ways to ensure we can avoid them in the future. This session will be jampacked with demos giving attendees a handy to-do list to take away back to their teams to work on and improve their cloud security posture.


David O'Brien

Fixer of cloud security issues - founder of ARGOS Cloud Security - strongman - pilot

David is the founder of ARGOS Cloud Security (htttps:// and has previously held a Microsoft MVP award for 9 years, including the prestigious MVP for Azure. A regular speaker at international conferences, meetups, and user groups he combines his interest to travel the world with his passion to share IT stories with the community. He has been blogging about cloud, security, and automation for over a decade and regularly delivers in-person training courses across the world. Outside of IT David is an active aviator with over 20 years' flying experience, and an aspiring Strongman athlete.

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