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CNCF Webinar Series – Securing Cloud Native Communication, From End-User to Service

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

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Everyone building or operating cloud native applications must understand the fundamentals of security and modern threat models. Although this topic is vast, in this talk Daniel will focus on securing end-to-end (user-to-service) communication, and also explore how the combination of an edge proxy and service mesh using TLS and mTLS can be used to mitigate many person-in-the-middle attacks.Key takeaways include:
– Understand the different characteristics of north-south and east-west traffic, and how the control plane needs to be optimised for each use case
– Understand why service mesh is in a unique place to enforce security features like mTLS, service identity, and traffic policies
– Learn how to ensure that there are no exploitable “gaps” within the end-to-end communication path
– Brief demonstrations of key principles using the open source Ambassador API gateway and Consul service mesh.


Presenter: Daniel Bryant, Product Architect, Datawire

Daniel Bryant works as an Independent Technical Consultant and Product Architect at Datawire. His technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. Daniel is also a Java Champion, contributes to several open source projects, writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly, and TheNewStack, and regularly presents at international conferences such as OSCON, QCon and JavaOne.



Presenter: Nic Jackson, Developer Advocate, Hashicorp

Nic Jackson is a developer advocate at HashiCorp and the author of “Building Microservices in Go” a book which examines the best patterns and practices for building microservices with the Go programming language. Additionally, Nic is writing “Vault in Action” with his co-author Anubhav Mishra, a book which discusses operational and application security using the popular open source HashiCorp Vault, due to be published summer 2019.



July 25
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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