Thursday, December 7 • 3:50pm - 4:25pm
Securing Cluster Networking with Network Policies - Ahmet Balkan, Google

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In a secure microservices cluster, you should only have the pods that need to communicate with each other to be able to establish network connections, and block all others. But how? Until recently, Kubernetes users could not enforce policies for container networking.

First introduced in Kubernetes 1.3, Network Policies are now a stable feature in Kubernetes 1.7. In this talk, we will discuss use cases for network policies, the Network Policy API, how to configure network policies, and how the configured policies are enforced. We will also present some network policies that address some common use cases and are relevant to securing your Kubernetes clusters.

Also, we will discuss the roadmap for Network Policies feature, other methods you can use to secure applications at network and application layers, and how Network Policies relate to service mesh projects such as Istio that offer similar functionality.

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Ahmet Alp Balkan

Senior Developer Advocate, Google
Ahmet creates developer tools and designs developer experiences for Google Cloud. He works on GKE/Kubernetes, as well as Google’s serverless projects like Cloud Run and Knative.He is the maintainer of popular projects like kubectx.dev and krew.dev. Prior to Google, he has worked... Read More →

Thursday December 7, 2017 3:50pm - 4:25pm
Ballroom C, Level 1