Modern Security with Microservices and the Cloud

Speaker: Seth Vargo


It’s great that you’ve moved to microservices, but how are you distributing secrets? This talk offers an overview of Vault’s unique approach to secret management by providing secrets as a service for services (and humans), that is highly scalable and easily customizable to fit any environment. This talk has two primary goals: 1. Identify the new security challenges associated with using cloud technologies and microservices 2. Showcase how the free and open source tool, Vault, can help reduce those security challenges Topics include: – Discussion of traditional security (perimeter security, firewalls, etc) – Identifying new challenges and solutions in cloud and microservices security – Describe Vault’s architecture and how it provides “secrets as a service” – Storing static secrets such as WiFi credentials – Generating dynamic secrets, such as database passwords or cloud credentials – Providing encryption as a service.

Cloud DeveloperDays 2018