Unmasked: Policing your Deployments with Open Policy Agents (OPA) on Kubernetes
UNMASKED: POLICING YOUR DEPLOYMENTS WITH OPEN POLICY AGENTS (OPA) ON KUBERNETES
It is evident that security is the cornerstone of all IT & Cloud deployments.
Whilst security is a diverse and complex subject, one aspect is the application of security policies to your deployments to prevent possible intrusions and prevent the propagation of successful intrusions (defense in depth).
In this 2-hour ITGilde Gurus session we will look in depth at Open Policy Agent (OPA), a popular Open Source Policy Engine for managing policies across your IT infrastructure. OPA is increasingly used in Kubernetes deployments, allowing great flexibility beyond the native Kubernetes security capabilities. Open Policy Agent also has the advantage that it can be used for many aspects of your infrastructure including ssh, web servers, terraform configurations, iptables.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU KNOW
Participants takeaways from the session are:
Flexible policies require flexible policy agents.
OPA is a generalized policy agent allowing to manage policies across your entire IT stack.
OPA-gatekeeper provides integration with Kubernetes
We will also contrast it’s capabilities with another policy agent – Kyverno – which will be covered in a later session.
This class will be aimed at professionals already familiar with Kubernetes who wish to understand how policy enforcement can be used as one important element of securing the platform. Intermediate Kubernetes experienced professionals whether they be developers or operators/admins will benefit from attending this session.
Although the focus of the talk requires Kubernetes basic knowledge, OPA is also applicable for securing non-Kubernetes resources.
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Topics such as Linux memory, Kubernetes troubleshooting, Service Meshes, enhancing your security with systemd and much more. The selected topics are important for an outstanding performance, but most often knowledge that is very rarely transferred in a structured and concise manner.
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- Skill level Intermediate
- Language English
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