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Monday, June 29 • 2:05pm - 2:55pm
Dynamic Policy Enforcement for Microservice Environments - Ash Narkar, Styra Inc

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How do you control “who can do what” across the stack? How do you enforce authorization, admission control, and risk management policies in your microservices, orchestrators, and CI/CD systems? How do you implement low-latency policy enforcement in the polyglot environments that your company depends on?

The only sustainable, scalable way to enforce or even monitor security, compliance, and operational policies requires that those policies be taken out of PDFs, emails, wikis and hardcoded software and be written in a domain-agnostic programming language.

In this talk, Ash will introduce the Open Policy Agent (OPA), an open source, general-purpose policy engine used by companies like Netflix, Intuit, and CapitalOne to enforce policies across a breadth of domains such as custom applications, container-management, i.e. Kubernetes, public clouds, server management etc.

Ash will focus on the design of an OPA-driven application development process that results in the creation of secure microservices that are injected with a OPA sidecar, thereby empowering security teams to define custom security policies using OPA.

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Ash Narkar

Software Engineer, Styra
Ash Narkar is a maintainer of the Open Policy Agent project. Ash has over 5 years of experience working on large-scale distributed systems. Ash is a Senior Software Engineer at Styra, Inc. working on OPA development and integrations. Previously he was a Principal Engineer at Verizon... Read More →

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