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Implementing and maintaining Micro-Segmentation in your OpenStack environment

TBD TBD , Boston, MA (map)

Hello Everyone! Our March session is a knock out! Jason Rouault, the CTO of Cloudvisory joins us to talk about “Why you need to implement and maintain proper Micro-Segmentation in your OpenStack environment”. In this session, we will discuss common misconceptions around attempting to forklift traditional security controls, such as perimeter or inline firewalls, to the cloud while ignoring stronger and more granular, cloud-native controls such as OpenStack Security Groups. Cloud native controls will be explained and demonstrated, discussing the power and importance of this “White-listing” approach. The session will illustrate how cloud-native controls deliver granular, workload-level security that is stronger than perimeter approaches. Demonstration will illustrate how these controls can protect against the East/West threat and help detect and quarantine potential bad actors. The critical security importance of Micro-Segmentation, creating small fenced-in “yards” of workloads, will also be reviewed. Micro-Segmentation greatly reduces risk and a demonstration will illustrate the process of how to define and automatically create Micro-Segmented policies. Lastly, we will discuss the need for ongoing audit and enforcement of these controls. The session will end with a live interactive demonstration.

Jason Rouault is the CTO and VP of Engineering for Cloudvisory. Prior to Jason joining Cloudvisory, he was the Senior Director of Cloud Engineering at Time Warner Cable (now Charter Communications), where he was responsible for the ongoing development, operation, and support of the Charter Openstack Cloud. At Charter, he helped institute a DevOps culture and introduced tooling and automation to support continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) of OpenStack. Jason as over 25 years of technology management and team building experience including a detailed working knowledge of Information Technologies, Software Development, Cloud Service, and the Internet & eBusiness industry.


• The location for March is being finalized =- we will update this notice when we lock down the location.

• A gourmet Pizza dinner and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of Cloudvisory starting ~ 6:15pm, followed by networking and we will kick off the session ~ 7:00pm.

• If you are interested in giving a Lightening Talk shoot us a note with a topic or just come to the session ready to speak!


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