In the beginning, networks and the Internet writ-large were designed with the notion of intrinsic security based on a perimeter wherein a person, application or third-party was verified and subsequently granted an all-inclusive ‘trusted’ status. Suffice to say, this approach has resulted in damages and incalculable losses on a global scale. Trust placed on verification at only of a few points of access has proven to be lacking. To put it mildly, according to the Cloud Security Alliance in their Software-Defined Perimeter Architecture Guide, “Today’s network security architectures, tools and platforms all fall short of meeting the challenges presented by our current security threats.” With recent (network) technology advances, we are now capable of building continuous verification to enable zero-trust.
We had the pleasure of supporting the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s conference, FloCon: Using Data to Defend. The presentations and discussions at the event provided validation that changes are coming to network and cyber security. More mathematical solutions are being developed to fuel machine learning and algorithms to combat malicious and other network traffic of interest. If you missed the event, an overview and video of our presentation is below.
Tags: network engineering
Cloud computing and software-defined networking (SDN) have made development and operations teams far more aware of the importance of their networking infrastructure than ever before. In the age of DevOps, private, hybrid, and public cloud computing - the network is the fabric that holds the compute infrastructure together.