This talk is designed for developers of all levels who are new to the Kubernetes ecosystem or want to better understand K8s-native application development and developer tooling, with a focus on mitigating security concerns. It covers the key security issues they may face and provides practical tips and best practices for addressing these challenges using open-source tools.Tyler will take a real-life example of an application developed for Kubernetes and take you through missteps made along the way and how they can be easily solved. In particular, he will cover the areas of application configuration and deployment, sensitive information management, access control, policy-as-code, SBOM and more. It can be difficult to navigate the rich Kubernetes ecosystem as a developer.Hopefully, by the end of this talk, you’ll have a practical example to remember and a good overview of the ecosystem.