Build Systems that Drive Business
Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Securing serverless by breaking in

Guy Podjarny (Snyk)
3:50pm–4:30pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Building Secure Systems
Location: Gramercy Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Resilient, Performant & Secure Distributed Systems
Average rating: *****
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Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with serverless or FaaS

What you'll learn

  • Learn why you need to keep your functions secure and how to do it yourself


Serverless rocks the security boat. The fact we don’t need to manage servers or capacity rids us of certain security concerns, while the sheer number of functions and the security management they need raises others.

Guy Podjarny demonstrates these security concerns live, as he breaks into a vulnerable serverless application and exploits multiple weaknesses, helping you better understand the mistakes you can make, their implications, and how you can avoid them.

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Guy Podjarny


Guy Podjarny is a cofounder and CEO at, where he focuses on securing open source code. He was previously CTO at Akamai and founder of He also worked on the first web app firewall and security code analyzer. Guy is a frequent conference speaker, the author of Responsive & Fast, High Performance Images, and the upcoming Securing Third Party Code, and the creator of Mobitest. He also writes on and Medium.