Kubernetes Seattle: Zero Trust Networking & Vulcan's Infrastructure Story

Vulcan - 505 Fifth Ave S. Seattle - View Map Seattle
Wed, Nov 14, 2018, 6:30 PM (PST)

About this event

Hello Seattle Kubernauts!

November is upon us and we're ready to dig into security and CI/CD.

Spike Curtis of Tigera will share how to implement zero trust networks for K8s and Vulcan's infrastructure team will share what they do to enhance their development and delivery process using Kubernetes.

The meet-up will be on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 and starts at 6:30 with light food/beverages, speakers start at 7:00.

If you would like to present or host feel free to reach out to me via email (baldwin_at_stackpointcloud.com) or Twitter @baldwinmathew.


Meeting Room: 10th Floor
Event Date:Nov 14th
Event Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm

6:30 – 6:50 pm – Arrive and Mingle

6:50 pm – Meeting Start: Intro, Code of Conduct, Guest Speakers Intro, Host Intro

7:00 - 7:30 - Implementing Zero Trust Networks for Kubernetes - Spike Curtis

For cloud native applications, the network is simultaneously the all-important life blood as well as a hotbed of attacks. Distribution to microservices and increased sophistication of attackers are driving that tension higher and higher. Zero Trust Networking is a set of design principles for dealing with these threats by reducing trust in the network as much as possible. It upends the traditional zone-based view of network security in favor of the assumption that every network and every workload could be compromised. “Trusted” networks are replaced by strong cryptographic verification of each network flow. Spike will introduce Zero Trust Networks and demonstrate how to use open source software like SPIFFE, Envoy, Istio and Kubernetes Network Policy to build a Zero Trust Kubernetes Network. He will also discuss organizational processes to build and maintain it.

7:30 - 8:00 - Enabling New Paradigms for Software Dev & Delivery - Satyarth Negi

The Infrastructure Engineering team at Vulcan has developed an infrastructure automation platform to enable hyper agility in engineering orgs. The platform supports just-in-time provisioning of ephemeral environments running the entire stack, which includes stateless & stateful services, container-first continuous delivery infrastructure, observability infrastructure etc.

8:00 – 8:30 pm – Wrap up and head out.


Spike Curtis is a software developer at Tigera. He co-leads the Istio Security Working Group and is a contributing author of SPIFFE specifications. He is also a core developer for Calico and worked on the initial integrations with Docker, Kubernetes and Mesos. He has spoken about cloud native security at many conferences including CoreOS Fest, MesosCon, Tectonic Summit, ContainerSched and most recently, KubeCon North America 2017.

Spike earned his PhD from the University of Oxford where he worked on quantum computing with ion traps. He has also worked for Silicon Valley start-ups Palantir Technologies and Rigetti Computing.

Satyarth currently leads the Infrastructure Engineering team at Vulcan.


We'll be hosting at Vulcan this month!

505 Fifth Ave S Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104

Parking is available under the building but will NOT be validated, so you'll need to pay if you want to park in the building. There should be some surface/street parking and other parking options in the area if you are driving.

Driving from the Airport/South
• Take I-5 North
• Take the Dearborn/James Street exit, exit 164A, toward Madison
• Turn left onto S Dearborn Street
• Turn right onto 4th Ave S
• Take a right at Weller Avenue into the Union Station Garage which is located directly under 505 Union Station.
• Take the parking garage elevator to the lobby. Then take the lobby elevator to suite 900.

Driving from the North
• Take I-5 South
• Take the 4th Ave S exit
• Go north on 4th Ave S
• See step 5 driving from the South.

Driving from the East
• Take I-90 West
• Take the 4th Ave S exit
• Go north on 4th Ave S
• See step 5 driving from the South.


Wednesday, Nov 14
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)


505 Fifth Ave S. Seattle