As companies make the move to cloud native applications, popular tools like Kubernetes and those from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) have seen an increase in security exploits and successful breaches. In this webinar, we discuss how to build more secure cloud native applications with Kubernetes alongside cloud native expert Karthik Gaekwad.
Karthik builds software using cloud and container technologies including Kubernetes and Cloud Native Computing Foundation tools.
He started his career at National Instruments (NI) IT as a developer and created the first version of Parts list and various other ecommerce applications.
In 2009, he moved into the LabVIEW R&D group at NI, where he was an engineer for its cloud-based SaaS and mobile products. He designed and implemented the cloud-based authentication and licensing system for the NI cloud products and worked on various features to integrate the products with the NI purchasing systems. Finally, Karthik also spent some time with the mobile team at NI creating the first iOS version of Data Dashboard.
In 2012, he moved to R&D at Mentor Graphics Embedded to work on cloud products for embedded engineers.
He enjoys working on the development side of the DevOps paradigm, and is most interested in creating REST style services and product user experiences. He also is an organizer for DevOpsDays Austin and Cloud Austin.
James spends a lot of time at the intersection of the DevOps and Security communities. He works as Head of Research at Signal Sciences and is a supporter of the Rugged Software and Rugged DevOps movements. Seeing the gap in software testing, James founded an open source project, Gauntlt, to serve as a Rugged Testing Framework. He is the author of several security and DevOps courses on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning, including: DevOps Fundamentals, Infrastructure Automation, Security Testing, Continuous Delivery, and Site Reliability Engineering.
James is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference which is the largest annual security conference in Austin, TX. He also runs DevOps Days Austin and previously served on the global DevOps Days board. He also holds several security certifications including CISSP and GWAPT.