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Cloud-Native Application Security Best Practices Expert Advice for Developers

ADTMag hosted two very credible presenters, both cloud-native developers from Oracle, during htis Aqua sponsored DevSecOps presentation.

Karthik Gaekwad, full stack developer and principle cloud-native evangelist and Bob Quillin, Vice President, Oracle Cloud Developer Relations, covered practical use cases and scenarios from a developers perspective about best practices to secure cloud-native apps. They also highlighted open source tools, including Aqua’s kube-bench.
Recorded Sep 28 2018 62 mins
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Karthik Gaekwad, Full Stack Developer | Bob Quillin,VP Oracle Cloud Developer Relations
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    While Security’s traditional tenets would have a risk averse mandated security practice using tested methods, the monolith to micro-service movement has given a home to containerisation and service orchestration. These new technologies have abstracted critical components of the application infrastructure into the hands of the developers, concealing it from traditional security methods.

    Add to mix the growing regulatory initiatives like GDPR and CCPA to provide added urgency and new unknowns to compliance directives.

    Amidst the growing buzz for shift-left developer centric security methods, we will attempt to clarify a new paradigm harnessing emerging technologies. We’ll explore whether your role is DevOps or Security, or both, with a look towards merging a forward thinking DevSecOps culture.

    This webinar identifies the common ground between security and DevOps, and offers guidance on the best way to build in security without impeding agility, which increases agility without bypassing security.
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    In this webinar we’ll discuss:
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    •Detecting attempts to use functions as a doorway to gain access to other resources
    •Eliminating remote-code-execution (RCE) in serverless functions
  • Kubernetes RBAC: Getting Permission or Asking for Forgiveness? Recorded: Jul 30 2019 42 mins
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    For those of you familiar with KubeCon, KubeSec is a co-located KubeCon security event hosted by Aqua Security and partner technologies AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Red Hat. In fact, we’ll be hosting another one in November in San Diego – you can find this on the CNCF website under co-located events.

    In her talk, Liz explores how permissions work in Kubernetes through Role Based Access Control. RBAC is very powerful, but it’s complex, so in order to explain it she’ll compare it with something more familiar - the read, write and execute permissions visible when listing files on Linux. From there she’ll review how RBAC uses different abstractions and look at some tools for exploring the RBAC configuration on your cluster.
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    Dan Garfield, Raj Seshadri
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    In order to securely manage the velocity and scale of agile software delivery, DevOps teams must adopt a “security-first” mentality. This is done by shifting left and building security into their development pipeline.

    In this webinar, we’ll show you how you can automate the development and deployment of applications in your DevOps pipeline by embedding comprehensive security testing and policy-driven controls early on, allowing you to:
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    •Identify vulnerabilities and malware in your images as you build your application
    •Configure your “risk-appetite" to pass or fail images in build based on vulnerability severity
  • Aqua Serverless Security for AWS Lambda Recorded: May 1 2019 58 mins
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    Presented in partnership with AWS

    Serverless functions are a paradigm shift in the way that modern-day applications are designed and developed. The agility, the associated cost-saving, and the lack of need for an Ops team has led to swift adoption of serverless technology such as AWS Lambda.

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    This webinar, presented in partnership with AWS, will explain how you can secure your serverless workloads on AWS Lambda.
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    A joint presentation by Aqua Security and CyberEdge

    Based on findings published in CyberEdge’s 6th annual 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report*, containers are highlighted as one of this year’s “weakest links” in IT security given the lowest overall security posture score.

    Mostly this can be attributed to the challenges enterprises face as they transition their containerized applications from the Dev/Test environment into production. Containers require a new approach to security as the traditional security infrastructure is not applicable to cloud native and serverless deployments. Rather they must leverage the cloud-native principles of immutability, microservices and portability using machine-learned behavioral whitelisting, integrity controls and nano-segmentation.

    We will discuss :
    •Key findings from the 2019 Cyberthreat Defense Report
    •The unique security challenges (and benefits) of containers
    •What leading enterprises are doing to automate their container security
    •What you should look for in a container security solution
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    Rani Osnat, VP of Product Marketing, Aqua Security
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    This webinar helps security teams understand methods for managing and enforcing security policies, spanning both multi-cloud and on-premises environments across a blend of:

    •VM-based containers
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    •Function-as-a-Service (FaaS)
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    You’ll learn how the latest release of the Aqua Cloud Native Security platform protects applications across the technology spectrum as well as against undiscovered vulnerabilities by implementing tight compliance and whitelisting-based zero-trust security.
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    Topics Covered:
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    •Authentication and authorization, including new tools available
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  • 57 Easy Steps to Secure Serverless Functions Recorded: Mar 11 2019 54 mins
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    •Securing the serverless CI/CD pipeline
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    •Profiling Functions’ behavior based data collected during runtime.
    •Usage of AWS Lambda layers to identify/block malicious activity in serverless functions
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    •What has been successful
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    In this webinar, Benjy will share his experiences to help you figure out:

    • What to expect from platform providers, security-wise, and what gaps remain
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    • What to expect from a cloud native security platform: Key criteria to consider
    • How to ensure that your organization is ready to go into production across various stake holders and teams
  • Security Considerations for CF Container Runtime vs. CF Application Runtime Recorded: Jan 15 2019 34 mins
    Rani Osnat, VP of Product Marketing, Aqua Security
    The growing adoption of containers and the availability of scalable orchestration tools (e.g. Kubernetes) are creating opportunities to develop more agile, easy-to-update applications that combine stateful and stateless modes. The emerging architecture combines both modalities, that have very different security considerations and risk profiles.

    While Cloud Foundry Application Runtime is well-suited to 12-factor application development, Cloud Foundry Container Runtime is better for flexible, rapidly-updated apps that can scale-out specific parts of the application in a very elastic way. However, from a security standpoint, CFCR presents challenges in the form of 3rd party open-source inflow, developer-driven code changes, and frequent updates. It also presents benefits in the form of immutability, better network segmentation, and lack of persistence on the host (the notion we sometimes refer to as “reverse uptime”).

    This webinar describes how to approach these divergent needs and demonstrates some of the methods and tools that can be used to mitigate risk without slowing down development.
  • Runtime security across Kubernetes and AWS Fargate Recorded: Jan 10 2019 50 mins
    Liz Rice Technology Evangelist, Aqua Security
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    Please join us for this encore Chalk Talk delivered by Liz Rice at AWS Re:Invent
  • Cloud-Native Security at Scale: Multi-App, Multi-Cloud, Multi-Stack, Multi-Team Recorded: Nov 28 2018 44 mins
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    Containers and serverless adoption continues to expand, with the numbers of applications growing within enterprises. Many organizations now run multiple applications, across disparate teams, running on-prem or on different clouds, and requiring varying levels of security and compliance.

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    The concept of “shift left” engages security earlier in the development cycle of cloud-native applications, accelerating development while reducing risk. However, migrating to cloud-native environments also necessitates the security team to “shift up”, focusing on the application layer to account for the shared-service model and “thin OS” environments that are prevalent in these environments.

    Attend this webinar to learn why Shifting Up provides improved security and cost efficiency in cloud-native environments, including:

    •Container environments
    •Containers as a Service (CaaS)
    •Serverless implementations
  • Secure DevOps: Fact or Fiction? Recorded: Nov 14 2018 62 mins
    SANS Jim Bird and Barb Filkins and Rani Osnat, Aqua Security
    A new survey of SANS practitioners has examined how security and risk management leaders will manage the collaborative, agile nature of DevOps to be seamless and transparent in the development process.

    In this webcast, Part 1 on the topic, SANS Analyst Authors Jim Bird and Barb Filkins will reveal how practitioners are handling evolving DevOps requirements and challenges, and how they're integrating security into the process.
  • Fast & Secure: Protect Kubernetes Apps on Google Cloud with Aqua Security Recorded: Nov 9 2018 43 mins
    Maya Kaczorowski (Google), Rani Osnat and John Michaelson (Aqua)
    Google said it themselves, “We are on a mission to make containers accessible to everyone, especially the enterprise.” But enterprises also need enterprise-grade security.

    Enter the Aqua Container Security Platform (CSP), the first consumption-based container runtime security solution available on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace.

    Aqua CSP is deployed onto your GKE cluster with one click. Once deployed, you get full lifecycle security for your container and Kubernetes-based applications, from image scanning to runtime and network controls.

    Attend this webinar and learn how to:
    • Protect GKE workloads while paying only for running nodes, per hour, via your monthly GCP bill.
    • Scan images in your pipeline and in the Google Container Registry, and ensure that only trusted images are deployed into production
    • Apply least-privilege security policies to your runtime environment to automatically detect and prevent malicious activity and container-related attacks
    • Segment services on your cluster with container-level firewalling
    • Integrate with Google’s Cloud Security Command Center for streamlined visibility
  • Preventive Security for Kubernetes Recorded: Oct 16 2018 47 mins
    Liz Rice Technology Evangelist, Aqua Security
    Aqua’s open source tools arm Kubernetes administrators and developers with an easy way to identify weaknesses in their deployments so that they can address those issues before they are exploited by attackers.

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    •Kube-Bench: checks a Kubernetes cluster against 100+ checks documented in the CIS Kubernetes Benchmark.
    •Kube-Hunter: conducts penetration tests against Kubernetes clusters that hunt for exploitable vulnerabilities and misconfiguration - both from outside the cluster as well as inside it (running as a pod).
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