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Presentation: Securing a Multi-Tenant Kubernetes Cluster

Track: Software Defined Infrastructure: Kubernetes, Service Meshes, & Beyond

Location: Majestic Complex, 6th fl.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

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Organizations are rapidly adopting containers and Kubernetes to more easily develop and manage the applications that drive business value. However, to get the biggest bang for your Kubernetes buck, you need strong multi-tenancy with security built-in at all layers of the software stack. You need to match the speed and agility of Kubernetes with both proactive and reactive security measures. You need defense in depth. In this session, Red Hat’s Kirsten Newcomer will identify the most common layers in a typical container deployment, and discuss technologies and deployment patterns you can use to ensure strong multi-tenancy at each layer. These layers include: the container host, the container platform, networking, storage and api management. Kirsten will also touch on best practices for managing container content, and registries, the build process, and the deployment process in a multi-tenant cluster.

Speaker: Kirsten Newcomer

OpenShift Senior Principal Product Manager @RedHat

OpenShift Senior Principal Product Manager, Red Hat. Kirsten works closely with Red Hat’s many security professionals across the Red Hat portfolio of enterprise-ready open source offerings. Kirsten is a diversified software management professional with 15+ years of experience in application development and infrastructure solutions. Prior to joining Red Hat, Kirsten provided strategic direction for Black Duck’s open source security and governance solutions. Her career has spanned successful roles at IBM Software Group, Rational Software and BMC Software. Kirsten was an early contributor to the Linux Foundation's Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) specification, which provides a set of standards for communicating the components, licenses, and copyrights associated with software. In her free time, Kirsten serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Marlboro College in Marlboro, VT and enjoys hiking and dancing with her husband.

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