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Thursday, June 1 • 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Linux -> Kubernetes: Security in a two-distribution world - Brendan Burns, Aparna Sinha, Alex Crawford, Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols

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Before Cloud Native we worked in a world with a Linux Distribution, and a package manager. After Cloud Native, we work in a world with two distributions: Linux + Kubernetes. It looks like every major Linux distribution has its own Kubernetes distro as well. 

What are the security implications for operating in this new world? What do containers change about security? What does another layer of package management on Kubernetes do to that puzzle?


Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it. His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →


Brendan Burns

Brendan Burns is a partner architect in Microsoft Azure where he runs the Container Service and Resource Manager teams. He is also a co-founder of the Kubernetes open source project. Prior to Microsoft he worked at Google on Cloud and Web Search infrastructure. Before Google he w... Read More →

Alex Crawford

Alex Crawford is the head of Container Linux at CoreOS. He is passionate about minimal OSs and systems, drawing on his experience with embedded systems and consumer electronics.
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Aparna Sinha

Aparna Sinha, Google
Aparna Sinha leads the product management team at Google for Kubernetes. Prior to Google, Aparna has worked in enterprise software for 15+ years. She was previously Director of Product Management for NetApp’s manageability software where she also led development of storage plug... Read More →

Thursday June 1, 2017 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Secure/Wildcard Room

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