In this second post on VMworld session recommendations, I want to share some picks in security from the content catalog. It is going to be a busy week! See my blog on cloud management sessions I published before.
Although I am an infrastructure guy and I have worked a long time in systems monitoring, I am part of the vExpert Security sub-program. I have done a lot of work in compliance, with the defunct VMware Configuration Manager and lately with vRealize Operations.
I want to specialise more in security, seeing what the need is in our industry today. I have done NSX-t training and did the Carbon Black Partner Certification, but I am not an end-user computing specialist, so keep my focus in mind when you read my list.
Also it is a good idea to turn to the community for advice, so I listened to the VMware Communities episode #570 on VMworld security tracks. Zero Trust is important I think, as is incorporating security in our architectures. I do not like the scary stories at any security talk, I do not see their added value. So with all of that in mind, here we go!
A Modern Firewall For any Cloud and any Workload [SEC2688]
NSX-t has a lot of security features built-in like micro-segmentation, the NSX distributed firewall is one of the latest techniques to secure your environment. I would like to know more.
Anatomy of the VMware SOC [SEC1048]
Practice what you preach, right? So I am interested in hearing what VMware’s own Security Operations Center (SOC) are doing to keep the bad guys out.
Macro- to Micro-Segmentation: Clearing the Path to Zero Trust [SEC1302]
Well there is someone I know here! Victor Monga leads the vExpert Security track and he is talking micro-segmentation and Zero Trust. Should be an interesting talk!
Continuous Compliance and Vulnerability Management with vRealize Automation [SEC2054]
vRealize Automation is still a bit my baby and DevSecOps is a hot topic. I am curious to see how we can achieve continuous compliance in the apps developed internally at customers, without having to setup elaborate scanning after the fact.
Simplified Security with VMware Carbon Black Cloud [SEC2718]
A lot is happening around Carbon Black Cloud (and I hope to blog about it soon….). This is a Meet-the-Expert session to get down in the practical details.
Meet the Experts: vSphere Security Best Practices Straight from the Experts’ Mouth [SEC1388]
If you manage vSphere environments, I think this one is not to be missed. Going to be chockfull of practical tips on how to secure your environment. And that’s what we all need to do, right?
I realise the last two sessions are Tech + Pass (paid) sessions. I think they are worth it and as I explained in my post on cloud management sessions, I am going to pay for access too.
These are not all the sessions on my list, but they give you an idea of what I am looking for in security: architecture, Zero Trust, NSX-t firewall and micro segmentation and Carbon Black Cloud.
Do let me know what you think or what sessions you recommend. And please connect during the event! We have a booth in the partners section with ComDivision, the premier VMware partner in DACH and USA where I get to do a lot of my work.