Suraj Deshmukh's talks at conferences

Fortifying AI Security in Kubernetes with Confidential Containers (CoCo) - Kubecon Europe 2024 Memory Armor for SPIRE: Fortifying SPIRE with Confidential Containers (CoCo) - Kubecon Europe 2024 Misfits - Feat. ContainerSSH and Confidential Containers (You Choose!, Ch. 3, Ep. 10) Confidential Containers: The Next Frontier in Cloud-NativeSecurity - Cloud Native Rejekts 2023 Building Container Defences Executable at a Time - KCD Bangalore 2022 PSP and Beyond - Kubernetes Bangalore Meetup June 2021 Hardening Kubernetes by Securing Pods - Rootconf 2019 State of Kubernetes Meetups - DevOpsDays India 2017 Making Kubernetes Simple For Developers - Rootconf 2017 Taking docker-compose to Production - Gophercon 2017 Lightening talk

March 30, 2024 · 1 min · Suraj Deshmukh
CoCo on Azure

Open Source Confidential Containers (CoCo) on Azure

Introduction In the realm of cloud computing, ensuring data privacy and security is paramount, yet profoundly challenging. One innovative solution to this challenge is Confidential Containers (CoCo)1, designed to provide an extra layer of security for data in use. However, deploying CoCo requires access to specialized hardware, which adds complexity. Beyond just finding the right hardware, the setup involves navigating a maze of technical specifications – from BIOS configurations to kernel versions – making the process daunting....

April 5, 2024 · 5 min · Suraj Deshmukh
Human Evolution

Fight Your Instincts — Your Default Behaviour is Hurting You

We behave in a certain way. It is shaped by various factors like our upbringing, environment, privilege, etc. But most of the time, it is shaped by our instincts. Until pointed out, we continue to act with our instincts. This instinct-driven behavior is our default behavior. I am making a case that anyone who has never rebelled against or resisted their default behavior will find it hard to achieve success in this world....

October 29, 2021 · 7 min · Suraj Deshmukh
Atomic Habits

Learnings from 'Atomic Habits'

Yet again, this is not a book review, instead, go ahead and read the book Atomic Habits. I can’t recommend it enough. Written by James Clear, the book is not a theoretical text just talking about habits. Rather, it is a handbook that goes into the depth of how habits form, how they can be fostered, how human evolution hinders good habit formation in today’s world, etc. It gives you practical tips and actions on setting good habits and breaking bad ones....

October 26, 2021 · 11 min · Suraj Deshmukh

Unchanging Contexts and Degrading Productivity

Everything feels like work since the pandemic began. But the feeling has been more gnawing for the last couple of months. I have been working from home since 2018, but that was different! The work from home since the pandemic began is pretty adverse. The Tragedy of Lost Contexts Everything happens from the same place, things like work, seeing friends, entertainment, conferences, meetup, reading for fun, side project, etc. Earlier, there was a context and a place for each and everything....

September 11, 2021 · 4 min · Suraj Deshmukh

Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist CKS exam tips

I recently cleared the CKS certification exam. So it is incumbent upon me to help you navigate this stress-bound exam. All the tips that are provided are either from accrued knowledge or from personal experience. Study Material During the study of CKA almost three years ago, I studied everything from the documentation. Back then, the documentation had less content hence it was comprehensible. But now, to go through the entire documentation was not practical....

September 4, 2021 · 5 min · Suraj Deshmukh

Learnings from 'Sapiens'

This is not a book review. Instead, this is a book recommendation. Please go ahead and buy this book. If you cannot afford to buy the book, please reach out to me. I will help you buy it⁕. This blog will give you a general idea of what this book is about. I will provide some background about the book and the author, followed by the notes from the book....

August 14, 2021 · 23 min · Suraj Deshmukh