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Madhu Akula

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Madhu Akula

Appsecco

Madhu is a security ninja, security and DevOps researcher with extensive experience in the industry ranging from client facing assignments building scalable and secure infrastructure, to publishing industry leading research to running training sessions for companies and governments alike. 

Madhu’s research papers are frequently selected for major security industry conferences including Defcon 24, All Day DevOps (2016, 2017), DevSecCon (London, Singapore, Boston), DevOpsDays India, c0c0n, Serverless Summit ToorCon, DefCamp, SkydogCon, NolaCon and null, etc. Madhu was a keynote speaker for the National Cyber Security conference at Dayananda Sagar College in Feb 2016

When he’s not working with Appsecco’s clients or speaking at events he’s actively involved in researching vulnerabilities in open source products/platforms such as WordPress, Ntop, Opendocman etc. and is also a contributing bug hunter with Code Vigilant (a project to Secure Open Source Software). His research has identified many vulnerabilities in over 200 organisations including US Department of Homeland Security, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Adobe, LinkedIn, Ebay, At&t, Blackberry, Cisco, Barracuda etc. He is also an active member with Bugcrowd, Hackerone, Synack etc.

Madhu has trained over 5000 people in information security for companies and organisations including the Indian Navy and the Ministry of e-services in a leading Gulf state.

Specialities: DevSecOps, SecDevOps, Security Automation, DevOps, Cloud Security, Application Security, Penetration Testing

Training's: Secure DevOps, Container Security, Cloud Security, Security Monitoring using ELK, Web Security Testing

Session: Container Security Monitoring using Open Source

The world is advancing towards accelerated deployments using DevOps and cloud native technologies. In this talk we will see how to monitor for security events using open source solutions to build an actionable monitoring system for Docker and Kubernetes.