Patrolaroid is an instant camera for capturing cloud workload risks. It’s a prod-friendly scanner that makes finding security issues in AWS instances and buckets less annoying and disruptive for software engineers and cloud admins.
Patrolaroid scans production infrastructure from a safe distance rather than within production, so you don’t have to install an agent, run code, or perform other invasive infosec rituals to use it.
Patrolaroid snapshots AWS instances and buckets to uncover malware, backdoors, cryptominers, toolkits, and other attacker tomfoolery that you probably don’t want in your prod. Software engineers, security engineers, and cloud administrators only need familiarity with YARA and the AWS Management Console to use it.
Patrolaroid does not require running an agent or code in prod, only needs read-only access to cloud assets, and generally avoids the myriad stability and performance sins of security tools.
Most commercial “cloud security” scanners that aim to detect malware in cloud workloads ironically operate pretty similarly to malware. Their mode of operation is: