The Security & Identity Challenges of Modern IT: Agile IT & DevOps Done Right & Secure

  • LANGUAGE: English DATE: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 TIME: 4:00pm CEST, 10:00am EDT, 7:00am PDT
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The Security & Identity Challenges of Modern IT: Agile IT & DevOps Done Right & Secure

Efficiently Mitigating Security Risks in Today’s IT With DevOps, Containers, Microservices, and Cloud Deployments

Traditional IT appears being fairly simple to secure, when compared to today’s reality in IT. Defined perimeters, DMZs (demilitarized zones), only every now and then a new server, applications statically bound to servers: Applying static security controls, starting with firewalls and down to the access controls and accounts on servers or a fairly static approach for session management via jump hosts is rather straightforward.

Unfortunately, reality is different. There are good reasons to become more agile, to shift to DevOps paradigms, to implement a CI/CD chain, to run services in hybrid cloud environments (or wherever else). However, from a security perspective as well as an identity perspective, this is an entirely different scenario. Even worse, it is not that you get rid of the old stuff, the legacy IT. Businesses have both and will continue to have both for years, maybe tens of years (and lift & shift to the cloud alone will not change anything).

Security and Identity have to evolve for supporting today’s IT. This requires a security angle on DevOps, which you might name DevSecOps. Such approach includes security and identity as a service, which has been referred to in the past as Application Security Infrastructures. It requires adequate protection of both the DevOps tools chain and the applications that run in containers, that are constructed in microservices architectures, that go hybrid. It is about the other SaaS (Security as a Service), the other IDaaS (Identity as a Service) differently from IAM provided as SaaS service, it is about enhancements to traditional PAM (Privileged Access Management). It is about concepts, organization, and tools. This webinar will look at what to do, how this embraces and extends traditional security and IAM approaches, and how it links to concept of modern IT such as the Identity Fabric. It will provide answer to questions such as:

  • IT is changing – what is the security and identity impact of DevOps, containers, hybrid cloud, and microservices?
  • Identity and Security Services – the return of Application Security Infrastructures? What is the same, what is different?
  • Identity Fabrics – how do they align and support these changing requirements?
  • What to protect in the new world – DevOps toolchain, new services, what else?
  • PAM for DevOps – what is different to traditional PAM?
  • How to simplify security and identity, when the infrastructure is becoming hybrid and increasingly complex?

Martin Kuppinger, Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, will look at the changes organizations are facing today, the basics of Identity and Security Services, the role Identity Fabrics play, and what will change in PAM.

Andre Priebe, CTO of iC Consult, will dive into the details of securing DevOps environments and shifting to DevSecOps and talk about how to efficiently set up security and identity for the mixed IT infrastructures of today and how to protect DevOps, at all levels.

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Andre Priebe is CTO of the iC Consult Group, a vendor-independent system integrator at the leading edge of Identity & Access Management. With more than 15 years of experience in managing IAM projects, he is responsible for product portfolio management and ensures that iC Consult continuously...

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iC Consult is a leading vendor-independent system integrator for global enterprises specializing in Identity and Access Management solutions. Members of the iC Consult Group are xdi360, IAM Worx, and, as of 2013, iC Consult Americas. With its branches in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the US, iC Consult is actively engaged in international projects for Identity and Access Management, Identity Access Governance, Consumer Identity, Social Media and Mobile Login, Internet of Things, Customer Data Management, and IAM Managed Services.
We provide technology consulting, product selection assistance, profitability examination, design and integration of partial and complete solutions, as well as project management and project planning. 

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