Cloud Native Panel


Think About Your Audience Before Choosing a Webinar Title


Monday, July 26, 2021
1 p.m. ET

Cloud-native and serverless technologies are gaining traction as organizations increasingly recognize the value of containers and Kubernetes in application development environments. Securing those environments, however, require more than traditional perimeter-based approaches. Additionally, security strategies must align with DevOps and agile approaches to application development and deployment. In this topic spotlight, we take a look at the state of cloud-native security and ways in which organizations can approach cloud-native security for greater success.

Girish Bhat
VP - Sumo Logic

Girish is currently VP at Sumo Logic for several initiatives. Girish has held leadership roles in Management Consulting, Strategic Planning, Product Management, Competitive Intel, Marketing and Product Marketing at several startups (successful and failed) and brands such as Splunk, Cisco, MobileIron, NetScout. Girish has managed numerous Cloud, Analytics, Monitoring, Security (SIEM, UEBA, SOAR, Identity, compliance, VPN, DLP, Firewall, Endpoint), mobile, ML, virtualization, networking and open source solutions across the entire product, GTM and customer lifecycle.

Product Manager - WhiteSource
Shiri is an experienced cloud solutions architect and product manager and holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management. Prior to joining WhiteSource as a product manager, Shiri worked for various companies where she held roles in R&D, such as solutions architect, R&D team leader and product manager.
Co-founder and Chief Security Officer - StackHawk
Scott Gerlach is Co-founder and Chief Security Officer at StackHawk, a Denver-based startup focused on empowering engineers to easily identify and remediate security bugs. Scott brings over two decades of security and engineering experience to his current role, having served as CSO, CISO, and in other executive leadership functions at companies like SendGrid, Twilio, and GoDaddy. When he's not at work, you'll find Scott spending time with family, brewing beer, and playing guitar.
Justin McCarthy
CTO & Co-Founder - StrongDM
Justin McCarthy is the co-founder and CTO of strongDM. He originally developed empathy for Operations as a founding and pager-carrying member of many operations and data teams. As an Executive, he has led Engineering and Product in high-throughput and high-stakes e-Commerce, financial, and AI products. Justin is the original author of strongDM's core protocol-aware proxy technology.
John Sanda
Lead Engineer - DataStax
John Sanda is the lead engineer for the K8ssandra project at DataStax. K8ssandra is a Kubernetes based distribution of Apache Cassandra that includes tools to automate and simplify operational tasks. John worked as an Apache Cassandra consultant at The Last Pickle for about a year when it was acquired by DataStax. During his tenure at TLP, John also contributed to another Kubernetes operator project for Cassandra, CassKop. Prior to TLP he worked as an engineer at Red Hat. It was during his tenure at Red Hat when John first started working with Apache Cassandra to rebuild the metrics data store for JBoss Operations Network. He later developed and maintained Hawkular Metrics, a metrics datastore built on top of Cassandra that was used in OpenShift. John loves being involved in open source and is very passionate about building up the open source community around K8ssandra.
Marina Segal
Director of Product Management - Sysdig Secure
Marina Segal is Security  Products Leader and Startup Advisor. Today Marina is leading Product Management Practice of Sysdig Secure. Focused on delivering Cloud Security and Compliance products with over 15 years of global experience in Security, Compliance and Governance with Deloitte and other high-tech companies. Marina is a Founder of Security Diva, a group that promotes women in security and technology.
Marina Holds B.SC in Information Systems & Management and MBA in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Tel Aviv University.

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