A sneak peek at the data protection sessions for re:Inforce 2023

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Learn important aspects of the Amazon EC2 tenant isolation model that provide strong mitigation against potential side-channel issues… re:Inforce 2023 features content in the following six areas: Data Protection Governance, Risk, and Compliance Identity and Access Management Network…

reInforce 2023

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AWS re:Inforce is fast approaching, and this post can help you plan your agenda. AWS re:Inforce is a security learning conference where you can gain skills and confidence in cloud security, compliance, identity, and privacy. As a re:Inforce attendee, you have access to hundreds of technical and non-technical sessions, an Expo featuring AWS experts and security partners with AWS Security Competencies, and keynote and leadership sessions featuring Security leadership. AWS re:Inforce 2023 will take place in-person in Anaheim, CA, on June 13 and 14. re:Inforce 2023 features content in the following six areas:

  • Data Protection
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Network and Infrastructure Security
  • Threat Detection and Incident Response
  • Application Security

The data protection track will showcase services and tools that you can use to help achieve your data protection goals in an efficient, cost-effective, and repeatable manner. You will hear from AWS customers and partners about how they protect data in transit, at rest, and in use. Learn how experts approach data management, key management, cryptography, data security, data privacy, and encryption. This post will highlight of some of the data protection offerings that you can add to your agenda. To learn about sessions from across the content tracks, see the AWS re:Inforce catalog preview.

“re:Inforce is a great opportunity for us to hear directly from our customers, understand their unique needs, and use customer input to define solutions that protect sensitive data. We also use this opportunity to deliver content focused on the latest security research and trends, and I am looking forward to seeing you all there. Security is everyone’s job, and at AWS, it is job zero.”
Ritesh Desai, General Manager, AWS Secrets Manager


Breakout sessions, chalk talks, and lightning talks

DAP301: Moody’s database secrets management at scale with AWS Secrets Manager
Many organizations must rotate database passwords across fleets of on-premises and cloud databases to meet various regulatory standards and enforce security best practices. One-time solutions such as scripts and runbooks for password rotation can be cumbersome. Moody’s sought a custom solution that satisfies the goal of managing database passwords using well-established DevSecOps processes. In this session, Moody’s discusses how they successfully used AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Lambda, along with open-source CI/CD system Jenkins, to implement database password lifecycle management across their fleet of databases spanning nonproduction and production environments.

DAP401: Security design of the AWS Nitro System
The AWS Nitro System is the underlying platform for all modern Amazon EC2 instances. In this session, learn about the inner workings of the Nitro System and discover how it is used to help secure your most sensitive workloads. Explore the unique design of the Nitro System’s purpose-built hardware and software components and how they operate together. Dive into specific elements of the Nitro System design, including eliminating the possibility of operator access and providing a hardware root of trust and cryptographic system integrity protections. Learn important aspects of the Amazon EC2 tenant isolation model that provide strong mitigation against potential side-channel issues.

DAP322: Integrating AWS Private CA with SPIRE and Ottr at Coinbase
Coinbase is a secure online platform for buying, selling, transferring, and storing cryptocurrency. This lightning talk provides an overview of how Coinbase uses AWS services, including AWS Private CA, AWS Secrets Manager, and Amazon RDS, to build out a Zero Trust architecture with SPIRE for service-to-service authentication. Learn how short-lived certificates are issued safely at scale for X.509 client authentication (i.e., Amazon MSK) with Ottr.

DAP331: AWS Private CA: Building better resilience and revocation techniques
In this chalk talk, explore the concept of PKI resiliency and certificate revocation for AWS Private CA, and discover the reasons behind multi-Region resilient private PKI. Dive deep into different revocation methods like certificate revocation list (CRL) and Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) and compare their advantages and limitations. Leave this talk with the ability to better design resiliency and revocations.

DAP231: Securing your application data with AWS storage services
Critical applications that enterprises have relied on for years were designed for the database block storage and unstructured file storage prevalent on premises. Now, organizations are growing with cloud services and want to bring their security best practices along. This chalk talk explores the features for securing application data using Amazon FSx, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS). Learn about the fundamentals of securing your data, including encryption, access control, monitoring, and backup and recovery. Dive into use cases for different types of workloads, such as databases, analytics, and content management systems.

Hands-on sessions (builders’ sessions and workshops)

DAP353: Privacy-enhancing data collaboration with AWS Clean Rooms
Organizations increasingly want to protect sensitive information and reduce or eliminate raw data sharing. To help companies meet these requirements, AWS has built AWS Clean Rooms. This service allows organizations to query their collective data without needing to expose the underlying datasets. In this builders’ session, get hands-on with AWS Clean Rooms preventative and detective privacy-enhancing controls to mitigate the risk of exposing sensitive data.

DAP371: Post-quantum crypto with AWS KMS TLS endpoints, SDKs, and libraries
This hands-on workshop demonstrates post-quantum cryptographic algorithms and compares their performance and size to classical ones. Learn how to use AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) with the AWS SDK for Java to establish a quantum-safe tunnel to transfer the most critical digital secrets and protect them from a theoretical computer targeting these communications in the future. Find out how the tunnels use classical and quantum-resistant key exchanges to offer the best of both worlds, and discover the performance implications.

DAP271: Data protection risk assessment for AWS workloads
Join this workshop to learn how to simplify the process of selecting the right tools to mitigate your data protection risks while reducing costs. Follow the data protection lifecycle by conducting a risk assessment, selecting the effective controls to mitigate those risks, deploying and configuring AWS services to implement those controls, and performing continuous monitoring for audits. Leave knowing how to apply the right controls to mitigate your business risks using AWS advanced services for encryption, permissions, and multi-party processing.

If these sessions look interesting to you, join us in California by registering for re:Inforce 2023. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Katie Collins

Katie Collins

Katie is a Product Marketing Manager in AWS Security, where she brings her enthusiastic curiosity to deliver products that drive value for customers. Her experience also includes product management at both startups and large companies. With a love for travel, Katie is always eager to visit new places while enjoying a great cup of coffee.

A sneak peek at the data protection sessions for re:Inforce 2023
Author: Katie Collins