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Edgewise Networks Founder & CTO to Speak at O’Reilly Security Conference on Zero Trust Networking

Business Wire — Oct 30, 2017

Harry Sverdlove to Present, “Zero Trust Networking: Never trust, always verify”

Harry Sverdlove, Cofounder & CTO of Edgewise Networks, the first provider of Trusted Application Networking to secure the cloud and data center, will be speaking at the O’Reilly Security Conference, which takes place October 30 - November 1, 2017 in New York, NY.

“The O’Reilly Security Conference offers the perfect platform and collaborative environment to have a substantive conversation about today’s cybersecurity issues,” said Sverdlove. “I look forward to engaging with the audience to drive a deeper understanding of the pitfalls of traditional network security and what new approaches are available.”

Meet the Experts with Harry Sverdlove

Time: 2:50pm–3:50pm Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Location: MTE (Table 1)

Stop by and chat with Harry about zero trust networking and network security in an age of dynamic and inherently untrustworthy networks.

Zero Trust Networking: Never trust, always verify

Time: 11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Location: Sutton North

Traditional network security is based almost entirely on addresses, ports, and protocols. These constructs are poorly equipped to describe a world of dynamic cloud computing, containers, remote users, and BYOD. As such, most companies have been left to create hardened perimeters, with lax controls on the inside that assume once an entity is inside, it is trustworthy. As continued high-profile breaches demonstrate, this is a failing model. The attacker will breach the perimeter through known-successful tactics like phishing and credential stealing. Once the attacker is inside, moving laterally to achieve objectives becomes a mere matter of time.

Organizations can no longer assume devices, applications, or user credentials and access are trustworthy simply because they are inside the perimeter. Zero trust networking is a model first proposed by Forrester Research that changes the way we look at security. A zero-trust model assumes that all entities are untrustworthy. By adopting this model, organizations are able to more accurately assess the risks within the network and take swift action to improve your security. Advances in computing power and machine learning have made the practical applications of this model more tractable than ever before.

In his talk, Harry Sverdlove will outline the specific steps organizations can take to map out data flows in the network, identify sensitive or proprietary communications, design policies that secure those flows while assuming all other communication is untrustworthy, and continuously monitor for change. Along the way, attendees will learn how well-known companies are applying this model in their own networks to design secure systems in a world that is inherently insecure.

About Edgewise Networks:
Edgewise Networks is the first company to provide Trusted Application Networking for the cloud and data center to protect where firewalls fail. Edgewise prevents progression of network-borne threats by allowing only trusted applications to communicate over approved network paths. Using machine learning, Edgewise recommends and prioritizes optimal policies to eliminate 98% of network attack surface and protect the rest.

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