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Security + Governance Workshop

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Cloud Native App Governance + Security Workshop

Hello, and welcome to the workshop. This is a 2-day hands-on workshop focused on setting up AKS along with additional technologies to make it adhere to the governance and security needs of highly regulated customers.

The workshop runs over 2 days and is meant to take an outside in approach. Meaning, we will start from the outside of the architecture and make our way inwards. It starts with focusing on Governance and Security decisions that need to be made before a single Azure resource is provisioned. We will then focus on decisions that need to get made prior to provisioning the cluster. Next, we will provision the cluster along with focusing on how to deploy common components post-provisioning. Once the cluster is configured, the next steps are to actually deploy workloads. Finally when the workloads are deployed, we will focus in on Day 2 operations when it comes to managing, maintaining and provising observability into the cluster.

End Goal

The end goal is to take you from having a kubernetes setup that is unsecure by default, to an Enterprise ready configuration that is secure by default. To help understand what that means please see the following illustrations showing a before and after setup.

Before Picture

Before Configuration

After Picture

After Configuration

Lab Guides - Day 1

  1. Customer Scenario
  2. Security, Governance & Azure Security Setup
  3. Cluster Design
  4. Cluster Pre-Provisioning
  5. Cluster Provisioning
  6. Post-Provisioning
  7. Cost Governance
  8. Deploy App

Lab Guides - Day 2

  1. Deploy App
  2. Day 2 Operations
  3. Service Mesh - Do I need it?
  4. Validate Scenarios
  5. Thought Leadership


The following are the requirements to start.

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