Save the Date!

August 30th 2024

Save the Date!

August 30th 2024

Save the Date!

August 30th 2024

[Speaker Announcement]

Ciarán Carragher
Sr. Specialist Solutions Architect in AWS

My name is Ciarán Carragher. I’m a Sr. Specialist Solutions Architect in AWS. I look after the EMEA geo, specialising in all things Security, Identity, and Compliance. I’ve been with AWS for 7.5 years and in that time I’ve worked in the Identity & Access Management team for Amazon Managed Services, as a Support Engineer for the AWS Security services, and I took on the SA role at the start of lockdown. When I’m not at work, I’m blowing things up in my favourite computer games, heading to a rock/metal gig or festival, or training with the Irish Army Reserve where I’ve been volunteering for over 15 years.

Session Title : Granting dev autonomy while establishing secure foundations

Synopsis : Having the peace of mind in knowing that your own infrastructure is secure and monitored is one thing, but having to ensure the same of others adds more complexity than a simple configuration change can solve. In the Computer Games industry, where creative freedom cannot be hindered, security can often times take a backseat in the conversation. The consequences of this approach have been seen more clearly in recent years with the likes of intellectual property, player PII, and even bank card information being exfiltrated and sold, and in some cases just simply released on the web. The water looked deep for our unnamed publisher, but working alongside AWS, they are making changes designed to strengthen their security posture while maintaining as much autonomy as possible for the developers in their game studios. We’re going to look at some of the problems they faced, and the approach they have taken thus far in their journey.