Happy New Year! Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season! We're kicking off 2019 with a bang at Google in Cambridge and the Co-Founder and CTO of Uptycs as our first presenter:
"Securing Containers in 2019: Using osquery to Solve New Challenges Posed by Hosted Orchestration Services"
Even if you tried, you’d be unable to entirely avoid the deluge of security trend predictions for 2019 -- most of which project increased use, and security risk, for container based cloud environments. No doubt, the recent discovery of Kubernetes first major security hole at least in part fueled these predictions. As DevOps teams do inevitably move to increased container use, modern approaches to securing and monitoring in these CI/CD environments will also be needed.
Join Milan Shah, CTO and Co-founder of Uptycs, as he explores a handful of interesting ways osquery - an open source universal agent - can be used to monitor containers and other aspects of modern cloud environments.
Milan will provide an overview of osquery, its basic architecture and popular use-cases. Then, he will dive into more recent research on how it can be used to monitor active/historical container deployments, ensure and uphold configuration standards, and detect intrusions -- even in a Kubernetes or other hosted orchestration environment.
Milan Shah, is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of building and leading cutting edge cybersecurity technology companies. Prior to co-founding Uptycs, Milan was SVP of Products and Engineering at Core Security, where he formulated a vision for a new class of automated pen testing solutions. Milan has also served as VP of Engineering at CA Technologies and IMlogic, which was successfully acquired by Symantec. The first part of his career was spent as a member of the early Windows NT development team, and he was a key architect of Microsoft Exchange. Milan holds a Masters in EECS degree from MIT, and a Bachelors in EECS from University of Illinois, Urbana.
Our second presenter is Craig Tracey from VMware, who will be talking about "Managing Kubernetes: What You Need to Know About Day 2":
OK, so you have successfully deployed Kubernetes, but now what? This presentation will provide insights on how to best leverage your "Day 2" software deployment and operations with Kubernetes. With dozens of real-world customer use cases to dissect from, we will cover the commonalities amongst deployments, the unforeseen failures, the most-often misunderstood features, and a redux of top-ranked best-practices that will result in a successful production roll-out. From user management to labelling policies and all the way through to upgrades, we will show you how our customers "went live." Beyond just the technical, this talk will also cover the organizational constructs that have yielded successful outcomes.
For the last 20 years Craig has helped build the infrastructure that powers the Internet. In this time he has had the opportunity to develop everything from kernel device drivers, to massive-scale cloud storage services, and even a few distributed compute platforms. Now as a Software Engineer turned Solutions Engineer at VMware, he helps organizations accelerate their adoption of Kubernetes by teaching the principles of cloud native architectures through code. Craig is based in Boston, Massachusetts; spending the winters playing hockey and the summers getting lost in Europe.
Interested in hosting our next meetup in your space, becoming a food and drink sponsor, and / or being a presenter? Ping Jonas, Chris, or Michelle! (No sales pitches, please!)
We're always looking for 5-minute lightning talks so please feel free to ping us if you're interested in that as well.