Kat Traxler

Senior Security Researcher

Kat Traxler is a Senior Security Researcher with Vectra AI focusing on threat detection in AWS and GCP. Her area of research reflect her obsessions with the attack surface that lies at the confluence of Identity and Cloud.
Prior to her current role, she worked in various stages in the SDLC performing web application penetration testing and security architecture design for Web, IAM, Payment Technologies and Cloud Native Technologies. She holds numerous GIAC certificates and contributed to the SANS SEC510 Public Cloud Security: AWS, Azure, and GCP.

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Kat Traxler

Abusing the Replicator: Silently Exfiltrating Data with the AWS S3 Replication Service
July 20, 2022
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Kat Traxler
Abusing the Replicator: Silently Exfiltrating Data with the AWS S3 Replication Service

A comprehensive backup strategy is a cornerstone of any DR plan. But how would you distinguish between legitimate backup activity and malicious data exfiltration?

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Log4J’s Unique Impact In The Cloud
December 20, 2021
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Kat Traxler
Log4J’s Unique Impact In The Cloud

Threat actors can use the Log4J vulnerability as a platform for launching attacks, but what does this mean for cloud environments? Find out exactly how attackers are exploiting this vulnerability and what this could mean for your organization.

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