Black Hat 2010: Secure Use of Cloud Storage

Hi everyone, this is Grant Bugher. I’ll be giving a talk Thursday afternoon at BlackHat 2010 about securely using cloud storage systems like Windows Azure Storage – how applications that use cloud storage as their database back-end can protect themselves from attacks.  Just as with traditional methods of data storage and retrieval like SQL-based relational databases, application authors must take care to use cloud storage systems correctly to avoid unauthorized data access or tampering. My presentation will cover a variety of attacks on applications using cloud storage, such as enumeration and REST/SOAP injection, to show how some of the same effects as a SQL injection attack can also be used on an application using a cloud storage system.

There’s more information on my talk on the BlackHat website, under “Secure Use of Cloud Storage.” The talk will be on Thursday, July 29 at 11:15 AM in the Augustus Ballroom (3+4) at Caesar’s Palace.

Hope to see you there!