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Securing Microservices in Containerized Environments

  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3:30 PM EDT (2019-12-10 20:30:00 UTC)
  • Tim Buntel, Jacob Williams


  • Threat Stack

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Modern software development involves breaking applications up into smaller microservices deployed in containers. In this microservice world, teams focus on the higher, more abstracted tiers of the stack - the application, the container, and the orchestrator - with the cloud infrastructure provider handling everything else. That may make it seem like security should be easier for these layers; after all, there are fewer tiers in the stack to monitor. In reality, it can actually be more challenging because they rely on frequently changing, de-coupled ephemeral services communicating over unreliable networks.

Cloud security requires an understanding of the movement of data into and out of the application from the internet, the movement of information between services at runtime, and the way the services run atop the abstracted layers of infrastructure (container host, container orchestrator). This webinar will explain these challenges and suggest steps that security teams can take to overcome them.

Speaker Bios

Jacob Williams

Jacob Williams is a SANS Analyst, certified SANS instructor, course author and designer of several NetWars challenges for use in SANS' popular, "gamified" information security training suite. Jake spent more than a decade in information security roles at several government agencies, developing specialties in offensive forensics, malware development, and digital counter-espionage. Jake is the founder of Rendition InfoSec, which provides penetration testing, digital forensics and incident response, expertise in cloud-data exfiltration and the tools and guidance to secure client data against sophisticated, persistent attack on-premises and in the cloud.

Tim Buntel

Tim Buntel is VP of Application Security Products at Threat Stack. Prior to this role, Tim has built globally recognized software businesses for 20 years at startups, midsized companies in transition, and the largest global brands, including Atlassian, Adobe, Microsoft, and XebiaLabs with an emphasis on developer tools and platforms; helping developers build better software. He is also a founding mentor and Board member at Smarter in the City, a non-profit high-tech accelerator with a mission to diversify Bostonís startup sector by providing support and resources for local minority-run ventures.

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