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These are valuable lessons that any organization can benefit from, so we extend an open invitation to our global community. Anyone who wants to learn more about how to achieve high assurance security for cloud-native applications should join us.

Tetrate – the company driving zero trust architecture, accelerating enterprise service mesh adoption, and reducing hybrid cloud complexity – announces the fourth annual conference on zero trust architecture (ZTA) and high assurance for cloud-native applications. Hosted by Tetrate in partnership with the Department of Commerce and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the 4th Annual Multi-Cloud Conference and Workshop is a premier event for cybersecurity professionals, policy makers, entrepreneurs and students.

The conference will take place on Thursday, May 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT and will be preceded by a free 3-hour service mesh workshop from 1 – 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 24.


*Conference on May 25, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; open to the public streaming live and held in-person at Herbert C. Hoover Federal Building in Washington, DC*

This year’s conference will focus on delivering zero trust architecture (ZTA) through application-tier and network-tier policies in a high assurance service mesh operating environment. The conference program features both thought leadership and actionable insight from experts in service mesh, ZTA, identity-centric security, open source software development and emerging NIST Special Publications.

Featured speakers include:

  • Justin Antonipillai, founder & CEO
  • Matt Bates, CTO, Venafi
  • Zack Butcher, co-author of NIST Special Publications on cloud-native security and founding engineer at Tetrate
  • Ross Foard, CISA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Robert Wood, CISO, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

“The U.S. government is the largest procurer of IT in the world, and protecting the IT infrastructure that supports our agencies is a monumental task, made all the more challenging as the world moves toward cloud-native applications,” said David Ferraiolo, group manager for Secure Systems and Applications Group, NIST. “The 4th Annual Multi-Cloud Conference and Workshop will offer perspectives on the security challenges that public agencies face and provide insight and know-how to address these challenges.”

“Tetrate is pleased to once again partner with NIST and the Department of Commerce to offer this valuable learning experience to help our agencies better protect themselves against threats,” said Varun Talwar, co-founder of Tetrate. “These are valuable lessons that any organization can benefit from, so we extend an open invitation to our global community. Anyone who wants to learn more about how to achieve high assurance security for cloud-native applications should join us.”

Presentations will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Critical tools to achieve high assurance security for cloud-native applications
  • Approaches for authentication and access control for users/services/devices in cloud-native applications in multi-cloud environments
  • Techniques for instilling trust in the entire application lifecycle
  • The role of open source in cloud-native application security and compliance
  • Best practices and common pitfalls for implementing ZTA

*Free service mesh workshop on May 24, 2023, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.; open to the public streaming live and held in-person at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC*

On the day before the conference, a free workshop entitled “Introduction to Service Mesh with Istio and Envoy” will be offered, featuring presentations from Matt Turner, software engineer, and Zack Butcher, founding engineer, both with Tetrate.

This workshop will teach the basics of service mesh using the widely adopted Istio service mesh based on the modern Envoy proxy. The workshop will also include hands-on training with Istio, Kubernetes and other tools to build in-app and user-level security permissions, encryption in transit, enhanced identity and access controls, and provide runtime observability—all of which are required to achieve zero trust security in practice.

“A service mesh is a modern and powerful tool for implementing the tenets of zero trust,” said Zack Butcher of Tetrate. “During this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of service mesh and how it works, and in between our hands-on exercises, we’ll be available to answer your questions about how you can use service mesh to deliver a zero trust architecture.”

Participants can expect to leave the workshop with the ability to:

  • Understand service mesh and the capabilities it offers to manage microservices
  • Understand the high-level architecture and components of technology solutions (e.g., Istio)
  • Install Istio service mesh on the top of a Kubernetes cluster
  • Interact with the service mesh using istioctl command line tool
  • Use Istio dashboards to monitor and debug microservices

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*About Tetrate-NIST Collaboration*

Tetrate and NIST have collaborated over the last four years across multiple deliverables. Using NIST’s experience with cybersecurity and Tetrate’s expertise on secure service mesh, they have collaborated to produce U.S. security standards for a distributed architecture:

*About Tetrate*

Started by Istio founders to reimagine application networking, Tetrate is the enterprise service mesh company managing the complexity of modern, hybrid cloud application infrastructure. Its flagship product, Tetrate Service Bridge, provides a comprehensive, enterprise-ready service mesh platform built for multi-cluster, multi-tenancy and multi-cloud deployments. Customers get consistent, baked-in observability, runtime security and traffic management in any environment. Tetrate remains a top contributor to the open source projects Istio and Envoy Proxy. Find out more at and on Twitter at


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