Security Tools for Kubernetes Applications

Improving - 5445 Legacy Dr, Plano - View Map Kubernetes and Cloud Native North Dallas
Wed, May 15, 2019, 6:30 PM (CDT)

About this event

We are excited to announce the May meetup scheduled for Wednesday May 15th. There will be 2 presentations in this meetup so will aim to start early.

First Speaker from

Cloud Native platforms such as Kubernetes help developers to easily get started deploying and running their applications at scale. But as this access to compute starts to become ubiquitous, how you secure and maintain compliance standards in these environments becomes extremely important. In this talk we'll cover the basics of securing Cloud Native platforms such as Kubernetes. We will also cover open source tools - such as Clair, Anchore, and Sysdig Falco - that can be used to maintain secure computing environment. Attendees will walk away with a good understanding of the challenges of securing a Cloud Native platform and practical advice on using open source tools as part of their security strategy.

Speaker Bio: Eric magnus
Eric's career in tech has been spent at innovators like Nimble Storage, HPE, and Rubrik, architecting highly reliable and resilient solutions for businesses across a broad range of industries. As a Solutions Architect at Sysdig, the open-source container intelligence platform, he is able to help customers effectively utilize the vast amount of data that drives the Kubernetes ecosystem.
Second Speaker:  A DevOps Journey from Openstack to GCP
A migration from a private cloud to GCP involves a lot of moving parts, trying to minimize costs by switching paradigms means the way you set up your services, monitoring, networking, and tooling has to change with it. This talk is about the moves xMatters made to get from private cloud on VMs to public cloud on GKE, the journey, the lessons learn, and the targets moving forward.

Key takeaways:
• Considerations when moving java apps from VMs to Kubernetes Containers
• Monitoring and alerting for containers and clusters using prometheus
• Tooling considerations: Spinnaker? Jenkins? what you are given, what you might want to build, what you should stay away from

Speaker Bio: Curtis St Pierre, Opsmun, xMatters
Curtis St Pierre, believes that the world is a better place when everything is automated. If he could automate himself out of a job he would. As a Team Lead at xMatters with a background in software development and operations he has worked across the full stack of software development and likes to think about what happens when things fail. Building software that never fails is impossible so what do we do to ensure when things to fail the blast radius is as small as possible.

6:30 - 6:40 - Social
6:40 - 6:55 - Club Business/JobFair
6:55 - 7:40 - First Presentation: Security Tools for Kubernetes Applications
7:40 - 8:25 - Second presentation: A DevOps Journey from Openstack to GCP
8.25 - 8.30 - Social/Wrap-up


Wednesday, May 15
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (CDT)


5445 Legacy Dr, Plano