Michael Withrow

Director of Solution Architecture @ Twistlock

Michael Withrow is a veteran solutions architect with over 15 years’ experience, including 8 years at Microsoft helping customers evolve to cloud technology. Michael has implementation, design, architecture, and team leadership experience across the government and commercial enterprise sectors. Michael is a regular presenter at conferences and a classroom instructor on container and cloud based technologies.

talkScaling App Defense with Intent Based Security

While some have focused on trying to bend traditional security approaches to fit containers and devops, the larger security opportunity has often been missed. Containers, both the core technology and the operational patterns they enable, have some fundamental differences from traditional models. In the session, we examine the changes to the threat landscape that containers bring, what fundamental characteristics of containers are different, and how security organizations can leverage these characteristics to understand developer intent and automate the creation and management of scalable, yet app tailored, defenses.

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