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Thursday, January 10

1:30pm EST

Dynamically Repurposed and Programmable Network Monitoring
Effective NetOp and SecOp system architectures require collecting and analyzing network traffic data in real time. With the advent of programmable switching fabrics like the Barefoot Networks Tofino ASIC, alongside packet processing Domain Specific Languages (DSL) like P4, instrumenting networks deeply in real time is doable. We have developed a YANG model-driven system for network monitoring and visibility, based on a commodity switch, that harnesses the power of a fully programmable dataplane to filter, aggregate and shape packet frames and simultaneously generate telemetry natively. These components combined together can now be leveraged to develop powerful streaming analytic pipelines implemented using on-premise or cloud-based in-memory computing architectures. Scalable collection, analysis, and processing of high-speed, high port count networks using commodity, dynamically repurposed and programmed switches and servers is now achievable.

Attendees will Learn:
​​​​How to build a streaming analytic pipeline for high-speed, high port count network monitoring. SecOps are improved by providing the design of component pieces needed to support real-time decisions.

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Michael Reed

VP of Engineering, MantisNet, Inc.
Michael Reed has 20+ years of academic and commercial experience in system design, networking and security. He has been a Scientist at the Verite Group, Technical Director at SPARTA/Parsons, Senior Software Engineer Extreme Networks, and Scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

2:00pm EST

Backwaters: Security Streaming Platform
Backwaters is a project devoted to the transportation of security data for Comcast's Enterprise. This platform, which utilizes Apache Kafka, provides Comcast with a secure and highly available data pipeline which is cloud-agnostic.

This talk will highlight why it is important to have a distributed streaming platform.  It will discuss how to utilize open source-based tools and describe how security engineering was able to utilize Apache Kafka's API's to perform correlation and alerting of events.

Attendees will Learn:
Attendees will learn which open source software was used for creating private and public cloud infrastructure as well as which Apache Kafka APIs were utilized for security operations.

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Chris Maenner

Principal Security Developer, Comcast
Chris Maenner is a member of Comcast's TPX Security Solutions Engineering group, which provides Security DevOps, Data Engineering, Data Science, and Software Development resources for enterprise and commercial services. The group's primary objective is to help support Comcast with... Read More →
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Will Weber

Senior Security Developer, Comcast

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Grand Ballroom 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

2:30pm EST

Automated Cluster Testing and Optimization
How do you know if your cluster can handle the load you want to put into it? What is the optimal way to configure the cluster to handle the specific data and the way it is coming in?

We will show the process we used, and more importantly some of the tools that can run on the cluster to get the answers you need.

Attendees will Learn:
  • Cluster tools
  • DevOps tools for automation
  • Thought process of breaking down overall operations to measurable entities
  • Data generation tools

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Brad Powell

Senior Security Engineer, CERT Division - Software Engineering Institute
Brad Powell is a member of the technical staff and the Development and Test Environment (DTE) team in SEI’s Security Automation Directorate. His responsibilities include:Implementing testing tools and frameworks to support operational activities and the Security Automation Engineering... Read More →

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom 300 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130