Apache: Big Data Europe 2016
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Wednesday, November 16 • 11:00 - 11:50
Attacking a Big Data Developer - Olaf Flebbe, science+computing ag

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Developers are a possible attack vector for targeted attacks to infiltrate malicious code

into enterprises.

The Speaker did a network traffic analysis with the Bro Network Security Monitor (bro.org)

backed by an ELK Stack while compiling Apache Bigtop, a Big Data Distribution containing

Apache Hadoop, Spark, HBase, Hive, Flink et al.

While there are no obvious traces of a malicious code within the traffic, there are many

findings of possible attack vectors like unsecurely configured critical software infrastructure

servers, usage of private repositories or unsecure protocols.

The Analysis showed that many compile jobs are downloading and running executables from untrusted sources.

The author will shortly explain how these weaknesses can be exploited and will give recommendations on how to resolve these issues.


Olaf Flebbe

Chief Software Architect
Dr. Olaf Flebbe received his PhD in computational physics in Tübingen, Germany. He works as the chief software architect at science+computing ag. He is a member of the PMC of Apache Bigtop. Occasionally he gives talks about random projects at various conferences.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 11:00 - 11:50 CET
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