Our Guest - Joshua Makinen
Joshua Makinen is a security expert based out of Seattle who has been working in security design and penetration testing for 6 years. Currently, he works with Snowflake to decompose and mitigate the risks associated with Snowflake’s infrastructure and public-facing offerings as a Data Cloud. During his time as a Security Consultant with NCC Group, he was exposed to a multitude of different organizations and was fascinated by the wide variety of problems they faced, technologies they used, and the approaches to cloud security they chose as a result. While much of his career accomplishments are not public, he once released a container image registry scanning tool called go-pillage-registries and also (accidentally) discovered and responsibly disclosed a couple of high-severity bug-bounty findings and CVE-2021-3583 in Ansible. Internal threats to an organization’s supply chain and management interfaces for sensitive environments remains as one of Josh’s favorite topics to consider in security.
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