Exploring the Impact of the modern attack surface and the case for continuous security monitoring

When:  Jan 27, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM ((UTC+10:00) Melbourne)

As companies have shifted to a cloud-first architecture and adopted continuous deployment and DevOps practices the exposed attack surfaces of these organisations have become more fluid and evolve rapidly.


This pace has exposed new types of vulnerabilities and security issues including those that are ephemeral in nature but often have critical security impact and static, point in time security assessment is failing to keep up.


This presentation will explore our research into ephemeral security vulnerabilities in the modern attack surface and our experience applying this to real world environments through bug bounties. Specifically, we will detail how ephemeral application security vulnerabilities are introduced and explore methods and techniques to find these issues with detailed examples of critical ephemeral issues found when applying our research to bug bounty programs.


We will also present the case for continuous security assessment as well as strategies and techniques that organisations can apply to prevent these issues.



Michael Gianarakis,

Michael is the co-founder and CEO of Assetnote, an Australian cybersecurity start-up focussed on solving the attack surface visibility problem for companies. Prior to founding Assetnote he ran the SpiderLabs team in Asia Pacific for Trustwave. Michael has over 13 years’ experience in the security industry and has presented his research around the world including at DEF CON, Black Hat Asia, BSides, Las Vegas, Hack in the Box, AusCert, Thotcon, 44Con and OWASP. Michael is actively involved in the local security community in Australia where he is one of organizers of the monthly SecTalks meetup in Brisbane as well as the hacker conference TuskCon.


Date:  Wednesday, 27 January 2021  

Time:  12:30pm to 1.30pm

CPE Hours:  1 Hour


Cost:  This webinar is FREE


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