Abdullah Al-Sultani

Product Security Engineer TikTok


Abdullah is a security engineer at TikTok London office, originally from Iraq, passionate about breaking into systems to make them more secure. With experience dating back to his teenage years. He participated in many bug bounty programs such as Google, Twitter, PayPal, and other well-known companies. Moreover, he contributed to many open-source projects such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Moodle, and others by reporting security issues on these projects. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with the wider security community, helping to build a stronger and more resilient digital world for everyone.

Cloud-squatting: the never-ending misery of deleted and forgotten cloud assets

In recent years, the adoption of cloud services has significantly increased, enabling organizations to leverage the benefits of scalability, availability, and cost-efficiency. However, this shift towards cloud-based infrastructure has also brought new security challenges, including the emergence of cloud-squatting attacks.

 Cloud squatting happens when a company leases space and IP addresses on a public server, uses them, releases the space, and sends them back to the cloud vendors. The server space providers such as Amazon, Google, or Microsoft assign the same addresses to other companies. If the new company is a bad actor, it could take advantage of the information coming into the address intended for the previous organization. 

In this talk, we will explain how we solved this issue on a scale at TikTok. The talk will be useful for security engineers to help them build a similar system or be aware of this issue if they use a cloud provider in their infrastructure. Moreover, the talk will help bug bounty hunters to look for these assets in an automated way.

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Other speakers joining this year

Joey Geralnik

Software Security Consultant Hypr

Arun Mane

Founder and CEO Amynasec Labs

Muhammad Mudassar Yamin

Associate Professor Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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