Cloud Security - Can you sleep well when your application is in the cloud?

QAware GmbH - Aschauer Str. 32, 81549 München - View Map Cloud Native Night Munich
Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 6:30 PM (CET)

About this event

As Cloud Native technology seems to grow up quickly, we started to widely use it for Enterprise applications, both small and large, for new applications and even for operating legacy applications.

Therefore, "Enterprise Cloud Native" will be the overarching subject of the next couple of Cloud Native Nights. We'll start with a Deep Dive into Security.


18:30: Snacks and Drinks
19:00-19:10 Introduction (Tilman Seifert)
19:10-19:20: Cloud Native Identity Management (Andreas Zitzelsberger) + Intro of our speaker Andrew Jessup
19:20-19:40: Building trust between modern distributed systems with SPIFFE (Andrew Jessup, Scytale; Remote Talk)
19:40-19:55: Q&A
20:10-20:55: Twistlock: Elevating Cloud Native Security (Ashley Ward, Twistlock)
bis ca. 22:00 / 22:30: Buffet & Drinks

Building trust between modern distributed systems with SPIFFE
Andrew Jessup (Scytale)

This talk gives an overview of the motivation and design of the SPIFFE and SPIRE projects, which provide an open standard and toolchain for trusted communication in modern cloud computing environments, and how they are being used as a foundation for other infrastructure tools including Hashicorp Vault, Lyft's Envoy and the Istio project.

Andrew is an engineer, and entrepreneur with a passion for building tools that help bring simplicity to software development. Prior to co-founding Scytale, Andrew was a product manager on Google’s Cloud Platform, launching many of the automation primitives on Google Compute Engine (including Auto-scaling, Managed Instance Groups, and Deployment Manager), helping improve developer workflow with the Spinnaker and Container Builder projects, and helping improve accessibility to developers and operations teams.

As an Australian in the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew spends most of his spare time trying to sell his Midwestern wife on the virtues of Vegemite.

Twistlock: Elevating Cloud Native Security
Ashley Ward, Twistlock

Abstract: With the pace of change and complexity in new, modern computing how can traditional security keep up? Twistlock uses machine learning and automation to scale security at the pace of cloud native applications. Covering Cloud Native Firewalling, Automated Runtime defence, Compliance, Vulnerability management and access control for containers, serverless and more.

Ashley Ward is a Solution Architect at Twistlock, where he aids customers in the secure deployment and scaling of container environments. Ashley has over 15 years experience in the operations and infrastructure architect space - from providing Unix administration, scoping private cloud deployments - to bringing financial services organizations into public cloud and microservices. Ashley has a boat which he never seems to sail, beer brewing equipment that he never seems to use, and a family that he loves spending time with. His spare time is spent volunteering as a Justice of the Peace.


Tuesday, Feb 20
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (CET)


QAware GmbH
Aschauer Str. 32, 81549 München