May 2-4, 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
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Thursday, May 3 • 16:35 - 17:10
Entitlements: Understandable Container Security Controls - Justin Cormack & Nassim Eddequiouaq, Docker (Intermediate Skill Level) (Slides Attached)

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In this talk Justin Cormack introduces a new system of security entitlements for container workloads. These specify the types of access a pod should have in a human readable way. He will also demonstrate an example implementation running in Kubernetes.

The current pod security configuration is very low level, and does not really make any sense to users of the system. How can we make security configuration understandable? One route comes from the model of application entitlements that Apple uses on the iPhone to control things like access to Push Notifcations and Payments. The open source libentitlement library, being developed at Docker, enables similarly high level controls to be used for managing containers. The talk will also cover the relationship with Open Policy Agent and other access control frameworks, and relation to Linux Security Modules and PodSecurityPolicy.

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Justin Cormack

Security Lead, Docker
Justin Cormack is security lead at Docker, a maintainer on the CNCF's Notary project, and a contributor to the CNCF SIG Security. He is particularly interested in container security, application isolation, authentication, policy and supply chain security. He has spoken at several... Read More →
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Nassim Eddequiouaq

Security Engineer, Docker
Nassim is a security engineer at Docker where he focuses on designingand creating new security features for the container ecosystem andmaking existing ones as usable as possible. Nassim previously spent acouple of years working on hobby kernels and reverse-engineeringcompetitions... Read More →

Thursday May 3, 2018 16:35 - 17:10