Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY
Austin Byers

Austin Byers
Software Engineer, Security, Airbnb


Austin Byers is a software engineer on the security team at Airbnb, where he contributes to Airbnb’s encryption services and incident response tools, including Cipher and StreamAlert, respectively. Most recently, he designed and implemented YARA as a service (YaaS), a soon-to-be open-sourced serverless binary analysis pipeline. Austin was the first security graduate from the University of Chicago computer science program, where his research focused on building a foundation for client-side web transparency by classifying JavaScript changes according to the scope of their impact.


2:10pm–2:50pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Tools and processes
Location: Sutton South
Jack Naglieri (Airbnb), Austin Byers (Airbnb)
The advent of serverless technologies and infrastructure as code has changed how we build and deploy security services, empowering teams to create low-cost, scalable, and secure services to protect organizations. Drawing on their real-world experiences, Jack Naglieri and Austin Byers explore tools and techniques for successfully building, deploying, and debugging serverless security applications. Read more.
2:50pm–3:50pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: MTE (Table 1)
Jack Naglieri (Airbnb), Austin Byers (Airbnb)
Austin and Jack are here to discuss their open source projects StreamAlert and BinaryAlert and answer your questions about serverless AWS infrastructure. Read more.