Cloud Native Wales / AI Wales

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Calendar Icon7 Apr 2022

Clock Icon18:30 - 21:00

Map Pin IconNewport Market

Welcome back! For our second meetup this year in the shiny new Tramshed Tech space in Newport Market! We'll be the first meetup held there, making us the George Michael to their Wembley Stadium.

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Anyway, onto the talks:

Title: AI in the Real World: Much Ado About Nothing?
Speaker: Phil Webb

We hear a lot about the theory of AI, but how is this laid down in the real world?

In this talk, Phil looks at the challenges of getting AI out into the real world, the obstacles you can face and how you might overcome them.


Title: The Hand That Feeds - How to Misuse Kubernetes
Speaker: Lewis Denham-Parry

We usually trust the hand that feeds, but what happens when we can't? How do we run applications when there is little to no trust?

In this session, we're going to start by taking a look at attack paths in and around Kubernetes, acting as a Red Team. We'll take advantage of an OWASP vulnerability within a Supply Chain attack to give us an entry point. From there, together we'll explore how an attacker can take further control of the cluster via lateral and vertical movements.

Once we have your attention from seeing how this could be someone's worst day, we'll look at how we can patch this attack up as a Blue Team. We’ll see how Kubernetes can mitigate some of this disaster, and what practices we should put in place to further strengthen and defend our compute.

From attending this session, you'll leave with a Purple Team understanding of core concepts within Kubernetes, that defence is strengthened with depth, and how we can defend from Script Kiddies to Nation States.



Lewis orchestrates containers by day and hacks them at night. He has consulted in many roles, from developing software on bare metal to building the infrastructure in the cloud.

He is the Head of Training at ControlPlane, assisting others in understanding and implementing best practices and has presented talks and workshops at numerous international conferences from KubeCon, SANS, BSides, to local meetups in Wales. When not pretending to be an adult, Lewis spends time with his family playing sports, reading books and eating copious amounts of food.

Lewis can be found easily on the internet thanks to his surname.


If you're interested in giving a talk, contact:

Cloud Native Wales:
AI Wales:

Reserve your spot now - we look forward to seeing you there!

No. Parts of the evening will be recorded and may be available at a later date.

Our thanks to Tramshed Tech for kindly providing the venue, food and drink.

Vegetarian and vegan options are available - let us know when you RSVP.

We'll have a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks available.

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