The main takeaway from this course is not just deeper knowledge of how Kubernetes clusters work internally, but more importantly, how to ensure smooth sailing despite security risks imposed in a rapidly changing and developing ecosystem of distributed deployments of containerised applications.
Build It Section:
Covers basic principles of Kubernetes without feeling like covering basic principles – by building delegate’s own hands-on lab environments in real time
Break It Section:
Covers a range of attack chains against the various deployments created in the Build It section. Including but very much not limited to:
Fix It Section:
Covers a range of defence in depth best practices that aim to mitigate the various risk demonstrated in the Break It section
Ant has always, always, felt a need to understand what makes things tick.
Whether it was pulling apart his toys as a child, first learning to code at around six years old on a BBC Micro in the early 90s, building custom PCs for pocket money as a pre-teen, making websites, or transplanting car engines – he just had to know the “how”, the “why”, and the “could it be made to work differently”.
Sometimes things still work when he’s done with them.
Whilst he may have always been one at heart, Ant finally felt he became a Proper HackerTM relatively late in life, working as a Security Consultant / Penetration Tester after achieving a BSc (First Class Hons) in Mathematics and Computing as a mature student in 2015. Over the years since, he has held numerous certifications, such as OSCP, CREST CRT, QSTM / CHECK CTM, AWS-SAA/DVA/SCS, and others.
In 2018 Ant was recruited to teach Advanced & Specialist Hacking courses in addition to Penetration Testing and Red Team exercises. He has since built and delivered hands-on training to crowds from just a few to over a hundred people at dozens of leading international conferences, including Black Hat USA/Europe/Asia/SecTor, BruCON, OWASP, NullCon, NorthSec, CPX360 and many others, numerous in-house private deliveries, and countless live online virtual events. He specialises in Enterprise Traditional-, Cloud-, Multi Tenant-, and Cloud Hybrid- Infrastructure Security, Containerization and Container Orchestration.
For as long as he can remember Martin has felt a fascination with the inner workings of both software and hardware at all levels.He first found work as a Software Developer in 2011, before gaining a BSc (top of the class) in Computer Science in 2016 and then going on to specialise in cyber security, achieving an MSc in Computer Security in 2018.
Since first becoming a Security Consultant Martin has worked on many interesting and unusual Penetration Testing and Red Team exercises and has earned a number of professional certifications, including OSCP, OSWE, OSEP, CKA, AWS-SAA, and others. Martin specialises in Application Security / Secure Software Development, DevSecOps, Kubernetes Security and Cloud Infrastructure Security. He has authored and delivered training on a wide variety of topics ranging from Cloud and Kubernetes Security, through Digital Forensics and Advanced Application Security, with a particular focus on unusual and niche topics.
With his background in software development and expertise in cyber security, Martin understands how security vulnerabilities can be introduced at every stage of the development lifecycle. He is passionate about combining this knowledge of the two fields when he creates training content.