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A sneak peek at the data protection sessions for re:Inforce 2024

Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 10–12, 2024 for AWS re:Inforce, a security learning conference where you can gain skills and confidence in cloud security, compliance, identity, and privacy. As an attendee, you have access to hundreds of technical and non-technical sessions, an Expo featuring Amazon Web Services (AWS) experts and AWS Security Competency Partners, and keynote and leadership sessions featuring Security leadership.

AWS re:Inforce features content in the following six areas:

  • Data Protection
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Network and Infrastructure Security
  • Threat Detection and Incident Response
  • Application Security

This post will highlight some of the Data Protection sessions that you can add to your agenda. The data protection content showcases best practices for data in transit, at rest, and in use. Learn how AWS, customers, and AWS Partners work together to protect data across industries like financial services, healthcare, and the public sector. You will learn from AWS leaders about how customers innovate in the cloud, use the latest generative AI tools, and raise the bar on data security, resilience, and privacy.

Breakout sessions, chalk talks, and lightning talks

DAP221: Secure your healthcare generative AI workloads on Amazon EKS
Many healthcare organizations have been modernizing their applications using containers on Amazon EKS. Today, they are increasingly adopting generative AI models to innovate in areas like patient care, drug discovery, and medical imaging analysis. In addition, these organizations must comply with healthcare security and privacy regulations. In this lightning talk, learn how you can work backwards from expected healthcare data protection outcomes. This talk offers guidance on extending healthcare organizations’ standardization of containerized applications on Amazon EKS to build more secure and resilient generative AI workloads.

DAP232: Innovate responsibly: Deep dive into data protection for generative AI
AWS solutions such as Amazon Bedrock and Amazon Q are helping organizations across industries boost productivity and create new ways of operating. Despite all of the excitement, organizations often pause to ask, “How do these new services handle and manage our data?” AWS has designed these services with data privacy in mind and many security controls enabled by default, such as encryption of data at rest and in transit. In this chalk talk, dive into the data flows of these new generative AI services to learn how AWS prioritizes security and privacy for your sensitive data requirements.

DAP301: Building resilient event-driven architectures, feat. United Airlines
United Airlines plans to accept a delivery of 700 new planes by 2032. With this growing fleet comes more destinations, passengers, employees, and baggage—and a big increase in data, the lifeblood of airline operations. United Airlines is using event-driven architecture (EDA) to build a system that scales with their operations and evolves with their hybrid cloud throughout this journey. In this session, learn how United Airlines built a hybrid operations management system by modernizing from mainframes to AWS. Using Amazon MSK, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS KMS, and event mesh AWS ISV Partner Solace, they were able to design a well-crafted EDA to address their needs.

DAP302: Capital One’s approach for secure and resilient applications
Join this session to learn about Capital One’s strategic AWS Secrets Manager implementation that has helped ensure unified security across environments. Discover the key principles that can guide consistent use, with real-world examples to showcase the benefits and challenges faced. Gain insights into achieving reliability and resilience in financial services applications on AWS, including methods for maintaining system functionality amidst failures and scaling operations safely. Find out how you can implement chaos engineering and site reliability engineering using multi-Region services such as Amazon Route 53, AWS Auto Scaling, and Amazon DynamoDB.

DAP321: Securing workloads using data protection services, feat. Fannie Mae
Join this lightning talk to discover how Fannie Mae employs a comprehensive suite of AWS data protection services to securely manage their own keys, certificates, and application secrets. Fannie Mae demonstrates how they utilized services such as AWS Secrets Manager, AWS KMS, and AWS Private Certificate Authority to empower application teams to build securely and align with their organizational and compliance expectations.

DAP331: Encrypt everything: How different AWS services help you protect data
Encryption is supported by every AWS service that stores data. However, not every service implements encryption and key management identically. In this chalk talk, learn in detail how different AWS services such as Amazon S3 or Amazon Bedrock use encryption and manage keys. These insights can help you model threats to your applications and be better prepared to respond to questions about adherence to security standards and compliance requirements. Also, find out about some of the methodologies AWS uses when designing for encryption and key management at scale in a diverse set of services.

Hands-on sessions (builders’ sessions, code talks, and workshops)

DAP251: Build a privacy-enhancing healthcare data collaboration solution
In this builders’ session, learn how to build a privacy-enhanced environment to analyze datasets from multiple sources using AWS Clean Rooms. Build a solution for a fictional life sciences company that is researching a new drug and needs to perform analyses with a hospital system. Find out how you can help protect sensitive data using SQL query controls to limit how the data can be queried, Cryptographic Computing for Clean Rooms (C3R) to keep the data encrypted at all times, and differential privacy to quantifiably safeguard patients’ personal information in the datasets. You must bring your laptop to participate.

DAP341: Data protection controls for your generative AI applications on AWS
Generative AI is one of the most disruptive technologies of our generation and has the potential to revolutionize all industries. Cloud security data protection strategies need to evolve to meet the changing needs of businesses as they adopt generative AI. In this code talk, learn how you can implement various data protection security controls for your generative AI applications using Amazon Bedrock and AWS data protection services. Discover best practices and reference architectures that can help you enforce fine-grained data protection controls to scale your generative AI applications on AWS.

DAP342: Leveraging developer platforms to improve secrets management at scale
In this code talk, learn how you can leverage AWS Secrets Manager and to give developers the freedom to deploy secrets close to their applications while maintaining organizational standards. Explore how using a developer portal can remove the undifferentiated heavy lifting of creating secrets that have consistent naming, tagging, access controls, and encryption. This talk touches on cross-Region replication, cross-account IAM permissions and policies, and access controls and integration with AWS KMS. Also find out about secrets rotation as well as new AWS Secrets Manager features such as BatchGetSecretValue and managed rotation.

DAP371: Encryption in transit
Encryption in transit is a fundamental aspect of data protection. In this workshop, walk through multiple ways to accomplish encryption in transit on AWS. Find out how to enable HTTPS connections between microservices on Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda via Amazon VPC Lattice, enforce end-to-end encryption in Amazon EKS, and use AWS Private Certificate Authority to issue TLS certificates for private applications. You must bring your laptop to participate.

If these sessions look interesting to you, join us in Philadelphia by registering for re:Inforce 2024. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Katie Collins

Katie Collins

Katie is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in AWS Security, where she brings her enthusiastic curiosity to deliver products that drive value for customers. Her experience also includes product management at both startups and large companies. With a love for travel, Katie is always eager to visit new places while enjoying a great cup of coffee.