Madhu Akula

Security Analyst

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Madhu Akula Security Analyst,

Madhu Akula is a pragmatic security leader and creator of Kubernetes Goat, an intentionally vulnerable by design Kubernetes Cluster to learn and practice Kubernetes Security. Also published author and Cloud-Native Security Architect with extensive experience. Also, he is an active member of the international security, DevOps, and Cloud-Native communities (null, DevSecOps, AllDayDevOps, AWS, CNCF, USENIX, etc). He holds industry certifications like CKA (Certified Kubernetes Administrator), OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional), etc. Madhu frequently speaks and runs training sessions at security events and conferences around the world including DEFCON 24, 26, 27, 29 & 30, BlackHat EU, Asia, USA 2018, 19, 21 & 22, USENIX LISA 2018, 19 & 21, SANS Cloud Security Summit 21 & 22, O'Reilly Velocity EU 2019, Github Satellite 2020, OWASP AppSec EU 2018 & 19, 22, All Day DevOps 2016, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, DevSecCon (London, Singapore, Boston), DevOpsDays India, c0c0n 2017, 18, 20, Nullcon 2018, 19, 21 & 22, SACON, Serverless Summit, null and multiple others. His research has identified vulnerabilities in over 200+ companies and organizations including; Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, eBay, AT&T, WordPress, NTOP, Adobe, etc. and is credited with multiple CVEs, Acknowledgements, and rewards. He is co-author of Security Automation with Ansible2, which is listed as a technical resource by Red Hat Ansible. He is the technical reviewer for Learn Kubernetes Security, Practical Ansible2 books by Packt Pub. Also won 1st prize for building an Infrastructure Security Monitoring solution at InMobi flagship hackathon among 100+ engineering teams.

Training: Practical Approach to Breaking & Pwning Kubernetes Clusters (Virtual)

Containers and Kubernetes are everywhere. The adoption of Kubernetes use in production has increased to 83% from a survey by CNCF. Still, most security teams struggle to understand these modern technologies.