AWS Abu Dhabi Meetup - AWS EKS Pod Identity


At AWS re:Invent 2023, a groundbreaking advancement in Kubernetes security was unveiled with the introduction of EKS Pod Identity. This talk will explore how this new feature is redefining authentication mechanisms within EKS clusters. We’ll delve into the technical workings of EKS Pod Identity, discussing its impact on security protocols and how it simplifies identity management for Kubernetes pods. Attendees will gain insights into best practices for implementing this new feature, understand its benefits over traditional authentication methods, and learn how to integrate it effectively into their existing AWS infrastructure. This session is for professionals looking to enhance their Kubernetes security in the AWS ecosystem.

Dec 16, 2023 12:00 AM
Abu Dhabi
Rewanth Tammana
Rewanth Tammana
Senior Security Architect

Rewanth Tammana is a security ninja, open-source contributor, and an independent consultant. Previously, Senior Security Architect at Emirates NBD (National Bank of Dubai). He is passionate about DevSecOps, Cloud, and Container Security. He added 17,000+ lines of code to Nmap (famous as Swiss Army knife of network utilities). Holds industry certifications like CKS (Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist), CKA (Certified Kubernetes Administrator), etc. Rewanth speaks and delivers training at multiple international security conferences around the world including Black Hat, Defcon, Hack In The Box (Dubai and Amsterdam), CRESTCon UK, PHDays, Nullcon, Bsides, CISO Platform, null chapters and multiple others. He was recognized as one of the MVP researchers on Bugcrowd (2018) and identified vulnerabilities in several organizations. He also published an IEEE research paper on an offensive attack in Machine Learning and Security. He was also a part of the renowned Google Summer of Code program.