KubeSec Enterprise vSummit
October 12, 2021
Since the first KubeSec Enterprise Summit held in 2018 as an in-person event prior to KubeCon in Seattle, Aqua’s signature series has evolved to include a range of formats with a common goal of sharing knowledge and best practices for securing Kubernetes in production.
Presentations by industry thought leaders and practitioners from end-user organizations sharing their real-world experience in securing large enterprise deployments, and cultural challenges when adopting cloud native approaches for DevOps. Panel discussions and ample time for networking, allow attendees to engage with peers from around the globe and share experiences.
Initially created in response to the global pandemic cancelling live KubeCon events, the webinar series has proven quite popular with most sessions drawing thousands of registrants. Topics range from 30-60 minutes, and have included high level market perspectives presented by industry analysts to deep-dive technical talks on security standards and tooling… and everything in between!
The newest element in the KubeSec Enterprise family of events is our hands-on series, which has been delivered in both live and virtual formats. The workshops are conducted in partnership with one of the leading cloud platforms (past events have been held with Microsoft based on AKS, and with AWS using EKS), and instructor-led labs walk participants through the process of securing a Kubernetes cluster, scanning registries, and implementing run-time controls to protect application workloads.
DevOps & DevSecOps
Cloud Architects &
Security & Compliance
& Business Managers
Akinbiyi is an experienced Cloud Architect with over 6 years of experience working in Telecommunications, Academia, Consulting and Financial Services. He completed his Ph.D. at the prestigious Imperial College London and has worked for numerous companies in the UK. He has been involved in various Greenfield Cloud Migration Projects and as an avid learner, he holds various cloud certifications including CKA and CKAD. He is also a member of the Multi-tenancy Working Group of the upstream Kubernetes SIGs community helping development and standardization of multi-tenancy architectures within Kubernetes. In 2017, he was endorsed by the UK government as an exceptional talent in Digital Technology. Currently, Akinbiyi works as a Senior Cloud Architect at HSBC Digital Solutions providing architectural solutions and internal consultancy for project delivery.
Loic comes from an Ops world, and has been working on Private and Public Clouds for the past 5 years. Loic and his team works as a Service Provider for Carrefour on Openstack Azure then GCP. They are the first team that works in a full DevOps mode at Carrefour, with total autonomy and responsibility in relation to hosting all containerized workloads. Recently his team have started to InnerSourcing their CaaS Solution across the whole company!
Loic has had many areas of expertise including a DevOps advocate, DevSecOps advocate, OSS advocate and more recently, SRE advocate and has had many speaking engagements across the industry.
Rory has worked in the Information and IT Security arena for the last 19 years in a variety of roles. These days he spends most of his work time on container, cloud and application security. He's an active member of the UK information security community having delivered presentations at a variety of IT and Information security conferences. He has also presented at major containerization conferences and is an author of the CIS Benchmarks for Docker and Kubernetes.
Fernando is a Principal Analyst on the Information Security team, based in Toronto. He has broad experience in enterprise security architectures, particularly network security. He currently focuses on covering trends, vendors and industry events in the cloud security and endpoint security markets, among others. Prior to joining 451 Research, Fernando worked in pre-sales and delivery roles with both startups and larger vendors in network security, anti-fraud, and Web/cloud security. His areas of interest include security economics (particularly behavior economics), data science and cloud-native security. Fernando holds a BSc. in Computer Science and several industry certifications.
Machiel Pronk is IT Security Engineer at bol.com. With a developer background, Machiel quickly moved into the IT Security landscape. Machiel aims to make bol.com more secure by using his hacker mindset and common sense. In his spare time, he's often found on the racing bike enjoying the Dutch scenery.
Liz Rice is the VP of Open Source with container security specialists Aqua Security, where she also works on container-related open source projects including kube-hunter, kube-benchand manifesto. She was Co-Chair of the CNCF’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle.
She has a wealth of software development, team, and product management experience from working on network protocols and distributed systems, and in digital technology sectors such as VOD, music, and VoIP. When not writing code, or talking about it, Liz loves riding bikes in places with better weather than her native London, and competing in virtual races on Zwift.
Jason Smith is a Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, K8s contributor, CKAD certified. As a consulatant he preaches the K.I.S.S. philosophy. He is focused on the Cloud Native technologies, microservices, and serverless and how all of these tools can be pieced together to make robust resilient systems.