Open Policy Agent Featured by Styra Team and OPA End Users in Nine Sessions at CNCF’s Flagship Conference KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

Styra, Booz Allen Hamilton, Google, HPE, Microsoft, VMware and Sysdig to share OPA best practices, demos, overviews and new features

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#K8sStyra, Inc., the founders of Open Policy Agent (OPA) and leaders in cloud-native authorization, announced today that company OPA maintainers, as well as OPA end users and contributors will deliver nine separate sessions at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 Virtual on OPA best practices for cloud app authorization, policy and security. OPA is a general-purpose policy engine that solves a number of policy-related use cases for cloud-native environments.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference will gather adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities virtually from Nov. 17 – 20. Attendees will join the community for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud-native computing.

As enterprises move containerized/cloud-native applications into production, workloads need to be secure and compliant with relevant regulations before they reach runtime. During the sessions, Styra and members of the OPA community, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Microsoft, VMware and Sysdig, will show how OPA authorization provides solutions to these issues and will present real-world use cases for OPA, all proven in production by the open source project’s community of users.

Upcoming OPA virtual sessions

Tuesday, Nov. 17

10:00 am PT No More Moats: Protecting Your Cloud Native Infrastructure with Zero Trust – Daniel Feldman, HPE

Wednesday, Nov. 18

12:50 pm PT Open Policy Agent – Intro – Patrick East, Styra & Max Smythe, Google

Thursday, Nov. 19

10:18 am PTScaling Machine Learning Without Compromising Privacy – Nanda Vijaydev, HPE

1:50 pm PTDevOps All the Things: Creating a Pipeline to Validate Your OPA Policies – Goran Osim & Karpagam Balan, Booz Allen Hamilton

2:40 pm PTSecure Policy Distribution with OPA – Ash Narkar, Styra

Friday, Nov. 20

1:00 pm PT Everything You Should Be Doing, But Aren’t: DevSecOps for K8s Workflows – Steven Terrana, Booz Allen Hamilton & Dan (POP) Papandrea, Sysdig

2:05 pm PT Using Open Policy Agent to Meet Evolving Policy Requirements – Jeremy Rickard, VMware

2:55 pm PT Design Patterns for Extendable, Scalable K8s Extensions – Max Smythe, Google & Rita Zhang, Microsoft

2:55 pm PT Customizing OPA for a “Perfect Fit” Authorization Sidecar – Patrick East, Styra

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About Styra

Styra enables enterprises to define, enforce and monitor policy across their cloud-native environments. With a combination of open source (Open Policy Agent) and commercial solutions (Declarative Authorization Service), Styra provides security, operations and compliance guardrails to protect applications, as well as the infrastructure they run on. Styra policy-as-code solutions lets developers, DevOps and security teams mitigate risks, reduce human error and accelerate application development. Learn more at


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