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Session Name: Open Policy Agent as a Control Engine

Open Policy Agent has become a very popular project in the cloud native ecosystem for finer-grained policy management and enforcement. OPA comes with a very convenient dev-friendly language called Rego that can be leveraged as a unified way to manage any deployment changes at scale. In this talk we will focus on four critical security controls that will be integrated as part of the CI/CD pipeline: static application security (SAST), dependency check (SCA), infrastructure as code (IaC), and dynamic application security (DAST). Anything from your Terraform deletes to code vulnerabilities, infrastructure misconfigurations, and more can be operationalized and enforced through OPA and ArgoCD or even other GitOps methods and CI tools like GitHub Actions. Code examples will be showcased as part of this session.

 

 

Speaker Bio:

Currently CTO and Co-Founder of Jit, the Continuous Security platform for Developers. David has a PhD in Bioinformatics and for the past 20 years has been a full-stack developer, CTO & technical evangelist, mostly in the cloud, and specifically in cloud security, working for leading organizations such as MyHeritage, CloudLock (acquired by Cisco), and leading the 'advanced development team' for the CTO of Cisco's cloud security (a $500M ARR BU).