March 13, 2019 Chapter Meeting: Container Security

When: March 13, 11:30am – 1pm; (Lunch will be provided)

Location: 1900 SW 4th Street, room 2500B (2nd floor)

              *Note new location*

Lunch will be provided.

Title: Modernizing Traditional Security: How Containerization Makes Security and Compliance Easier

Presenter: Keith Mokris, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Twistlock

As containers become the commonplace method for delivering and deploying applications, organizations are taking a “lift-and-shift” approach to migrating their existing applications. In this presentation, Keith will discuss a non-profit that provides environmental science and engineering oversight to some of the world’s largest civil waterworks projects and their shift to containers. This organization previously relied on a critical 14-year old app that models storm surge. The move to containers for this application delivered immediate benefits, making it easier to manage vulnerabilities, ensure regulatory compliance, and provide runtime defense. Throughout this session, we’ll break down the security advantages of containers relative to traditional architectures using this real life app as an example.

Main takeaways:

  • Learn the technical differences between containers and traditional architectures around vulnerability management, compliance, and runtime security
  • How containerization helps move security upstream in the development lifecycle and why that’s such an important benefit
  • Why containers make compliance instantly easier, by enabling organizations to find and correct problems early on, enforce settings, and automatically block non-compliant configurations
  • How the predictable nature of containers enables a new approach to runtime defense that improved efficiency and scale by reducing human security management effort
  • Lessons learned from a real world organization’s experience migrating a mission critical app to containers and how impacted their security approach

Bio: In his role at Twistlock, Keith tells the story around how enterprises can leverage the company’s cloud native cybersecurity platform to secure their modern applications. Previously, Keith was in charge of product marketing at NowSecure, helping enterprises integrate mobile application security testing into their development pipelines and identify critical vulnerabilities via penetration testing. In his free time, he is a landscape and street photographer.

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