Title:
AWSGoat : A Damn Vulnerable AWS Infrastructure

Presenter:
Jeswin Mathai, Sanjeev Mahunta

Abstract:
Compromising an organization's cloud infrastructure is like sitting on a gold mine for attackers. And sometimes, a simple misconfiguration or a vulnerability in web applications, is all an attacker needs to compromise the entire infrastructure. Since cloud is relatively new, many developers are not fully aware of the threatscape and they end up deploying a vulnerable cloud infrastructure. When it comes to web application pentesting on traditional infrastructure, deliberately vulnerable applications such as DVWA and bWAPP have helped the infosec community in understanding the popular web attack vectors. However, at this point in time, we do not have a similar framework for the cloud environment. In this talk, we will be introducing AWSGoat, a vulnerable by design infrastructure on AWS featuring the latest released OWASP Top 10 web application security risks (2021) and other misconfiguration based on services such as IAM, S3, API Gateway, Lambda, EC2, and ECS. AWSGoat mimics real-world infrastructure but with added vulnerabilities. The idea behind AWSGoat is to provide security enthusiasts and pen-testers with an easy to deploy/destroy vulnerable infrastructure where they can learn how to enumerate cloud applications, identify vulnerabilities, and chain various attacks to compromise the AWS account. The deployment scripts will be open-source and made available after the talk.


Biography:
Jeswin Mathai is a Senior Security Researcher at INE. Prior to joining INE, He was working as a senior security researcher at Pentester Academy (Acquired by INE). At Pentester Academy, he was also part of the platform engineering team who was responsible for managing the whole lab infrastructure. He has published his work at DEFCON China, RootCon, Blackhat Arsenal, and Demo labs (DEFCON). He has also been a co-trainer in classroom trainings conducted at Black Hat Asia, HITB, RootCon, OWASP NZ Day. He has a Bachelor degree from IIIT Bhubaneswar. He was the team lead at InfoSec Society IIIT Bhubaneswar in association with CDAC and ISEA, which performed security auditing of government portals, conducted awareness workshops for government institutions. His area of interest includes Cloud Security, Container Security, and Web Application Security.

Sanjeev Mahunta is a Cloud Software Engineer at INE with a strong background in web, mobile application design and has high proficiency in AWS. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Amity University Rajasthan. He has 2+ years of experience building front-end applications for the web and implementing ERP solutions. Having interned at Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), he has acquired neat skills in application development. His areas of interest include Web Application Security, Serverless Application Deployment, System Design and Cloud.