The presentation discusses the relationship between attacker skill set, developer skill set, and the use of new technologies like containerization. It emphasizes the importance of leveraging existing skills and keeping up to date with new technologies to effectively test and secure multi-container applications.
- Developers are using containerization to efficiently engage with multiple people and build applications out of Lego-like containers.
- The use of containers opens up more vulnerabilities than vulnerabilities in the platform itself.
- Existing offense-oriented skills are becoming useful at a lower level relative to new multi-container applications.
- It is important to keep up to date with new technologies and their attack surfaces.
- Containerization represents an opportunity for attackers to leverage existing system and network-level knowledge.
- The white paper associated with the talk provides more detailed information and resources on the subject.
The speaker shares that their team had to come up to speed with containerization and develop tools for large-scale engagements efficiently. In the process, they learned a lot about how attackers look at these things. The speaker emphasizes the importance of keeping oneself up to date with new technologies, as it is better to thoroughly test an application before an engagement than to use a client's time to learn the material.