The cloud, containers, and microservices are rapidly changing application development and deployment practices. As enterprises expand their workload to hybrid cloud environments, they are finding that legacy security methods do not apply well to containerized applications that are dynamic and distributed.
Cloud-native applications require comprehensive security practices that (1) operates across multiple layers - API, network, and runtime; (2) are independent of the underlying infrastructure; and (3) operates at any scale. Instead of relying on traditional networking constructs, cloud-native security should depend on strong application identity and centrally-managed but distributed policy enforcement.
In this meetup, we will address the core tenants of cloud-native security and how it applies to new application designs and their interactions with existing systems.
Speaker: Amir Sharif
Amir Sharif is the co-founder of Aporeto, a cloud-native security startup. He has 20 years of experience building data center products integrating OS, virtualization, networking, storage, low-latency I/O, and orchestration. As VP of the Server Virtualization business unit at Parallels, Amir drove market of adoption of a unified Linux containers architecture. At VMware, where he was the core platform product manager, he led the convergence efforts between ESX and ESXi hypervisors.
Amir holds patents in RFID and distributed storage and received his MBA from UC Berkeley, where he was a Gloria Appel Entrepreneurial Fellow, a Hitachi Mu Chip Fellow, and Mayfield Fellow. He started his career as a mathematician and software engineer.