The Kubernetes Security and Observability Summit 2021

About the Summit

The Kubernetes Security and Observability Summit is where the cloud-native platform, security, DevOps, and SRE teams come together to explore the trends, strategies, and technologies driving Kubernetes security and observability use cases and architectures.

As the industry’s first conference with the sole focus on Kubernetes security and observability, the live virtual event will include discussions with open source and technology leaders on thought leadership, real-world experiences, fundamentals, and best practices for securing and troubleshooting Kubernetes environments.

Why Attend?

  • Network with the industry’s best cloud-native platform, security, DevOps, and SRE teams
  • Learn how to secure, observe and troubleshoot Kubernetes environments
  • Explore real-world Kubernetes security and observability use cases from leaders – Amazon, Box, Citi, EY, Mirantis, Morgan Stanley, PayPal, Salesforce


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9:00-9:30 Inaugural Kubernetes Security and Observability Summit: Opening Keynote (Ratan Tipirneni, Tigera)
9:30-9:35 Break
9:35-10:05 Applying policy as code in the modern cloud-ready enterprise (Graeme Hay, Morgan Stanley)
10:05-10:10 Break
10:10-11:10 Cyber-security challenges in Kubernetes environments (Alex Shulman, EY & Xiaobo Long, Citi & Ofer Maor, Mitiga & Utpal Bhatt, Tigera)
11:10-11:15 Break
11:15-11:45 Securing Kubernetes workloads at Discover Financial Services (Keith Nielsen, Discover Financial Services)
11:45-11:50 Break
Stories from the real world Best practices Under the Hood
11:50-12:20 The Crossroad of Security & Observability in Kubernetes: A Fireside Chat - (Stan Lee, PayPal & Manish Sampat, Tigera) Exploring intrusion detection techniques in cloud native environments (Garwood Pang, Tigera) The Importance of Modularity and Multiple Dataplanes (Chris Tomkins, Tigera)
12:20-12:25 Break
12:25-12:55 Kubernetes Observability & Troubleshooting: Best Practices (Raj Singh, Box) Observations from the field: Best Practices for Securing your Kubernetes Clusters (Jeremy Cowan, Amazon) Calico/VPP: Unlocking performance and innovation for large scale K8s clusters (Jerome Tollet, Cisco Systems)
12:55-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Service Mesh, Observability and Beyond (Sheetal Joshi, Amazon) Upgrading DevSecOps with compliance automation (Bryan Langston, Mirantis) Beyond the network: next generation security and observability with eBPF (Shaun Crampton, Tigera)
2:00-2:05 Break
2:05-2:35 Ensuring adequate security, observability, and compliance for micro services driven cloud native applications: A Fireside Chat (Saikat Maiti, Salesforce & Amit Gupta, Tigera) Building secure and observable Kubernetes platforms for scaled software delivery (Mikhail Shapirov & Carmen Puccio, Amazon) Threats targeting Kubernetes and Defences (Manoj Ahuje, Tigera)
2:35-2:40 Break
2:40-3:00 Closing Remarks (Ratan Tipirneni, Tigera)


Ratan Tipirneni

President & CEO, Tigera

Alex Shulman

Managing Director & Cloud Cybersecurity Leader Americas, EY

Graeme Hay

Distinguished Engineer & Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Xiaobo Long

Sr. VP of Cloud Platform Security Engineering, Citibank

Keith Nielsen

Director Cloud Architecture, Discover Financial Services

Sheetal Joshi

Developer Advocate, AWS

Raj Singh

Staff Engineer & Architect, Box

Jeremy Cowan

Principal Container Specialist, AWS

Saikat Maiti

Sr. Director, Information Security, Salesforce

Bryan Langston

Director Of Architecture, Mirantis

Carmen Puccio

Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

Mikhail Shapirov

PSA Containers, AWS

Stan Lee

Head of Security Architecture, PayPal

Jerome Tollet

Distinguished Engineer & CTO for VPP Team, Cisco Systems

Ofer Maor

Co-Founder & CTO, Mitiga

Utpal Bhatt

CMO, Tigera

Amit Gupta

VP Business Development & Product Management, Tigera

Manish Sampat

VP Engineering, Tigera

Chris Tomkins

Developer Advocate, Tigera

Manoj Ahuje

Sr. Threat Intelligence Research Engineer, Tigera

Garwood Pang

Sr. Security Researcher, Tigera

Shaun Crampton

Distinguished Engineer, Tigera