Experts reviewed hundreds of randomized AWS configurations. These experts are familiar with corporate data breaches at large tech companies.
An expert forecasting session recorded the judgements of these experts for each AWS configuration. These are then tranformed into a statistical model representing their beliefs as an entire panel.
The result is a simple model that produces forecasts and mimics panelist opinion when given a configuration. Using this as a reference might help make risk decisions more efficient and less biased.
AWS security detects or responds to an incident with this account in 1 year.
Each panelist assumes the accounts they reviewed are the primary production accounts owned by a tech company. They also assume that AWS security or the account owner may escalate the incident, and both may confirm the scenario.
The panelists agreed that for substantial incidents worth measuring, a victim would likely involve the official AWS Security team. They wouldn't need to identify it as a security incident.
This tool explores expert opinion solutions for repetitive forecasting situations. A model like this is may be useful when expert opinion is needed for high volume, using any combination of subject matter experts.
You may not find this specific tool useful, but please note the concept is that you can use your own panelists, scenario, and questions to achieve a probabilistic forecast.
I'm looking for discussion about how this can be more useful! If you are in a slack channel with @magoo, you can message me there, or shoot me a note @magoo on Twitter.