DOP 198: Securing Your Runtime With Spyderbat

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023

Show Notes

#198: It’s the dream that many of us have. We set out to build a service that gains a lot of adoption. However, we when reach that goal, we find that building something successful can make it an attractive target for attackers.

In this episode, we speak with Brian Smith, CTO of Spyderbat, about how traditional security tools don’t meet the dynamic requirements of Kubernetes and that the processes we put in place to manage our runtime security need to be part of a shift-left approach.


Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Brian Smith is a 20-year veteran and entrepreneur in multimedia, cybersecurity, and technologies alike. He is Co-Founder and CTO at Spyderbat, an automated runtime security platform. Spyderbat stops attacks and automates root cause analysis on cloud-native environments by proactively recording Cloud system and container activities into a living ‘Google Map’. With Spyderbat, DevOps and Platform teams stop attacks, prevent misconfigurations, and get a full understanding of what happened, how to clean up, and how to prevent it in the future.

In 2000, together with Marc Willebeek-LeMair, Brian founded TippingPoint Technologies (acquired by 3Com), and in 2009 he founded Click Security (acquired by Alert Logic). Prior to TippingPoint, Brian received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and was the Xerox Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University until 1998. He now holds 13 patents and is a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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