Wednesday, May 22 • 16:45 - 17:20
Securing Cloud Native Communication, From End User to Service - Daniel Bryant, Datawire & Nic Jackson, HashiCorp

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Everyone building or operating cloud native applications must understand the fundamentals of security issues and modern threat models. Although this topic is vast, in this talk Nic and Daniel will focus on the end-to-end communication and higher-level networking threats, and explore how the combination of an edge proxy and service mesh using TLS and mTLS can be used to mitigate many man-in-the-middle attacks.

Key takeaways include:

- An understanding of the "three pillars" of service mesh functionality: observability, reliability, and security. A service mesh is in a unique place to enforce security features like mTLS
- Learn how to ensure that there are no exploitable "gaps" within the end-to-end/user-to-service communication path.
- Explore the differences in ingress/mesh control planes, with brief demonstrations using Ambassador and Consul Connect

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Daniel Bryant

Product Architect, Datawire
Daniel Bryant works as a Product Architect at Datawire. His technical expertise focuses on ‘DevOps’ tooling, cloud/container platforms, and microservice implementations. Daniel is a Java Champion, and contributes to several open source projects. He also writes for InfoQ, O’Reilly... Read More →
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Nic Jackson

Developer Advocate, HashiCorp
Nic Jackson is a developer advocate at HashiCorp and the author of “Building Microservices in Go” a book which examines the best patterns and practices for building microservices with the Go programming language. Additionally, Nic is writing “Vault in Action” with his co-author... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 16:45 - 17:20
Hall 8.0 C2