AWS Root Key

A legacy SVN server is found to be exposed on the internet Review of the source code identifies a number of secrets:

  • Usernames and passwords of production DBs and Servers
  • AWS key Upon review, the AWS key is active and has root privileges

Objective: Understand and contain issue(s) without any pushes to production

  • You can use any technology you want (ideally ones you have experience with) and any Group Security team size
  • Describe what you would do and how you would act (ideally in diagram format)
  • Who would you talk to?
  • What actions would you take to contain and remediate the issue(s)?

Resources and Technologies available:

  • Techops, Webops, and Dev teams
  • Slack, Jira, Confluence, ELK, Grafana, Nagios, Akamai, AWS, Cisco Firewalls, Landeks, and DarkTrace

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