Effective Security for Cloud Native Apps

Jimmy Mesta
Director for Security Research, Signal Sciences

As more organizations undergo digital transformation projects to modernize how they serve their customers, that transition usually entails transitioning monolith legacy applications to modern, distributed apps that leverage the speed and scale of the cloud and newer cloud native frameworks like Istio and Envoy Proxy. Doing so allows companies to create service meshes that enable them to serve more customers - faster and at scale. But speed to market and rapid release cycles can inadvertently de-emphasize security, putting organizations' digital assets at risk.

Attendees will learn about:

  • What makes an app truly cloud native?
  • How can security and ops teams get visibility into east-west traffic between services?
  • What are effective approaches to securing apps utilizing cloud native frameworks and potential situations to avoid?

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