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OPEN TALK: Why Do I Need Runtime Security....and Why Do I Want Cookies Too?


Dan “POP” Papandrea
Sysdig, Director of Open Source Community and Ecosystem


Dan "Pop" Papandrea is the Lead of Open Source Community and Ecosystem at Sysdig, focused on helping the Falco community to contribute to and adopt the runtime security project. Previously, he was the Field CTO for Sysdig. Pop is an active member of the cloud-native open source community, a CNCF Ambassador, CD Foundation Ambassador, Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), and a Kubernetes contributor. Prior to Sysdig, POP was a lead solution architect for Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Helion business unit as well as the Director of IT, Principal Solutions Architect, Product Manager at SS&C Technologies, a multinational financial services solution company. POP is the host of the hit podcast The POPCAST by Dan POP, which explores the leaders and creators and stories behind the code.

Scott Surovich
HSBC, Global Container Engineering Lead

Scott Surovich has been in the enterprise Financial sector for 20 years and his current role is as the Global container engineering lead and Anthos on-prem product manager at HSBC Bank.  He is the co-author of the newly released book,  Kubernetes and Docker : An Enterprise Guide, which focuses on running Kubernetes clusters in enterprise environments.   Scott is also the co-chair of the CNCF's Financial Services Working group which is a collection of Global financial institutions working together on best practices to run Kubernetes securely in the highly regulated Financial sector.

Scott also holds the CKA, CKAD, and Mirantis Kubernetes certifications. As part of the pilot group, he was one of the first people to receive Google's premier certification as a Google Certified Hybrid Multi-Cloud Fellow.


Runtime security for containers, Kubernetes and cloud native isn't for the faint of heart. To confidently secure your applications, you need a recipe. And, much like the one grandma used for her consistently amazing chocolate chip cookies, the one you get from this session will guarantee your security success.

In this session, Scott Surovich and POP will share practical experience and excerpts from Scott's new book Kubernetes and Docker - An Enterprise Guide. They’ll share the key ingredients for tooling that provides an engine, ruleset, and outputs that fit real-world scenarios.

They will cover:
- An introduction to CNCF open source project Falco for runtime security of applications/ cloud native infrastructure
- Real world use cases of Falco with a short demo showing rulesets and outputs valid for your business
- A primer to how to contribute your own capabilities to Falco
- A kickass chocolate chip cookie recipe to wow your friends and family