Engineer for the future of Cloud
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA

Security in the FaaS lane (sponsored by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure)

Karthik Gaekwad (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure )
11:35am12:15pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: LL20 C
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)



What you'll learn

  • Learn how to approach security concerns in a serverless environment and how to talk about the WIP methodology for serverless security
  • Discover which current serverless attacks and threats to defend against
  • Find out what cloud providers (Oracle Cloud, AWS, GKE, Azure, etc.) do to protect you in a serverless world


Security in FaaS isn’t what you’re used to. With enterprises quickly moving to serverless, there’s a need to address the topic of security.

Karthik Gaekwad shares what he’s learned in the application security sphere that still applies in the modern world of FaaS. Using lambhack, a sample vulnerable serverless application written in Go, Karthik explains how to think about security in the serverless world and details security strategies and pitfalls viewed through a serverless lens. You’ll leave with a solid understanding of how to approach security conversations about serverless applications in the enterprise.

This session is sponsored by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Karthik Gaekwad

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Karthik Gaekwad is a cloud native developer advocate at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. A veteran engineer, he enjoys building software products from scratch using cloud and container technologies. Previously, he worked in both large enterprises and startups, including National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, Signal Sciences, and StackEngine (acquired by Oracle). He organizes several conferences including Devopsdays Austin and Container Days, and he’s an accomplished author for LinkedIn Learning. Karthik holds an MS in computer engineering from the University of Arizona. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family in his hometown of Austin, Texas, dabbling in new product ideas, and blogging.