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Wednesday, October 13 • 11:55am - 12:30pm
Policy Matters! The Why, What, and How of Kubernetes Policy Management - Jayashree Ramanathan, RedHat; Aradhna Chetal, TIAA; Jim Bugwadia, Nirmata; Robert Ficcaglia, SunStone Secure

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Policies help address several critical challenges with managing Kubernetes clusters and workloads. In the panel-style session moderated by Robert Ficcaglia, co-chair of the Kubernetes Policy Working Group, contributors from the working group will discuss why policies are important to enterprises and other organizations using Kubernetes. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask policy engine and compliance experts about real world use cases and effective techniques for managing policy-as-code from a small cluster to enterprise multi-cluster scale. Attendees will see examples of how to map real world threats to their systems to specific policy automation tools and how compliance automation helps defend against emerging risks and provides greater visibility and enforcement of best practices.

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Jim Bugwadia

CEO, Nirmata
Jim Bugwadia is a co-founder and the CEO of Nirmata, the Kubernetes policy management company. Previously, Jim has held various leadership and engineering roles at companies such as Cisco, Pano Logic, Trapeze Networks, Bell Labs/Lucent, and Motorola. Jim is an active contributor in... Read More →
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Aradhna Chetal

Senior Director Executive, Cloud Security Services, TIAA
Aradhna serves as Senior Director Executive - Cloud Security Services at TIAA, A Financial Services Organization in United States. In this role, she is setting the cloud security vision, strategy, standards and security patterns for a multi cloud hybrid enterprise. She is responsible... Read More →
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Jayashree Ramanathan

Distinguished Engineer, Chief Security and Governance Architect, Red Hat

Robert Ficcaglia

CTO, SunStone Secure, LLC
Robert Ficcaglia is CTO of SunStone Secure, a virtual CISO and Compliance Advisory firm, and also serves as the Kubernetes Policy Workgroup Co-Chair, CNCF Security Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Lead Assessor, and member of the Kubernetes Security Special Interest Group (SIG-security... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:55am - 12:30pm PDT
Concourse Hall 150 ABC + Online
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