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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

Co-founder and CEO, Nirmata
Jim Bugwadia is a co-founder and the CEO of Nirmata, the Kubernetes policy and governance company.  Jim is an active contributor in the cloud native community and currently serves as a co-chair of the Kubernetes Policy and the Multi-Tenancy WG. Jim is also a creator and maintainer... Read More →
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Aradhna Chetal

Senior Director Executive- Cloud Security, TIAA
Aradhna serves as a Senior Director Executive- Cloud Security at TIAA, a financial services company, she is responsible for the cloud security vision, strategy, standards, security patterns for a multi-cloud hybrid enterprise and engineer security solutions to support the vision... Read More →
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Jayashree Ramanathan

Distinguished Engineer, Chief Security and Governance Architect, Red Hat
Dr. Jaya Ramanathan is a Distinguished Engineer and Chief Security and Governance architect within Red Hat. She has held Chief Architect roles for identity and access management, audit logging and reporting, data loss prevention, and cloud security, compliance, and governance. Her... Read More →

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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