Josh Stella

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

A Brief History

Josh Stella is Co-founder and CTO of Fugue, the cloud infrastructure automation and security company. Fugue identifies security and compliance violations in cloud infrastructure and ensures they are never repeated.

Previously, Josh was a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, where he supported customers in the area of national security. He has served as CTO for a technology startup and in numerous other IT leadership and technical roles over the past 25 years.

From Our Blog

Articles By Josh Stella

  • A Technical Analysis of the Capital One Cloud Misconfiguration Breach

    This is a technical exploration of how the Capital One breach might have occurred, based on the evidence we have from the criminal complaint. I want to start by saying that I deeply respect the Capital One cloud team, and have friends on it. They've been leaders in cloud computing, and what happened to them could have happened to nearly anyone. I'm also not criticizing Amazon Web Services (AWS)⁠—my previous employer. They offer secure services and I have nothing but respect for them. The purpose of this post is to explore a combination firewall/IAM/S3 attack to illustrate some of the dangers of cloud misconfigurations that every organization on cloud should heed.

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  • Shift Left on Cloud Security, Part III: Extending into Production

    In the last part of this series, we're going to look at the final stages of the software development life cycle (SDLC)—deployment and operations. As a reminder, in parts one and two, we discussed the overall concept of shifting left for security and compliance, and laid out some best practices for how to do so during the development and testing phases of the SDLC. In this post, we'll cover how using policy as code and baselines allows you to leverage all the work done in the earlier phases to prevent deployment of misconfigurations and ensure that your deployed infrastructure remains functional and compliant over time.  

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  • Shift Left on Cloud Security, Part II - Phases of the SDLC

    In an earlier blog post, we discussed at a high level how security can shift left regarding cloud infrastructure. In this post, we'll drill in with more detail on how this can be done through the discrete phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), beginning with the development phase, and extending through testing, and ultimately all the way to deployment and ongoing operations.

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