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CHIPS Articles: Identity Management & Access Control in Multiclouds Workshop and Conference

Identity Management & Access Control in Multiclouds Workshop and Conference
By CHIPS Magazine - November 14, 2019
The National Institute of Standards and Technology hopes to dispel some of the myths surrounding data security and access when moving to a public cloud by hosting a workshop and conference to better prepare organizations to cybersecure their data.

This one-and-a-half day conference, Jan. 22-24, 2020, will focus on identity management and access control in multiclouds to mitigate insider threats and return control back to owners of applications and data. NIST said emphasis will be placed on emerging concepts such as zero-trust architecture where gaining entry through a firewall or having an IP address does not provide additional privileges.

The workshop will demonstrate how to avoid attacks by implementing mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS), secure service discovery, traffic encryption between services, and access control at the client, service, and data level through a “service mesh architecture.” Service mesh architectures are designed to provide an advantage to the operational infrastructure of sophisticated cloud providers. However, they are now becoming mainstream through the availability of tool sets and open-source software development kits (SDKs) that streamline and eliminate much of the complexity of their deployment.

The conference program will feature experts on service mesh architectures, identity, and access control in the modern cloud architecture and provide insight on the following points:

  • Mitigating insider threat
  • Service mesh use cases, tools, analysis, and deployment experience
  • Enforcing next-generation attribute-based access controls in the multi-cloud

Tutorials, demonstrations, and vendor displays will offer attendees the opportunity to gain insights into these emerging technologies and connect with tool and integration experts.

NIST is encouraging entrepreneurs, students, and cybersecurity professionals, in particular, to attend!

You can Register for the January 22nd session and join a day early for hands-on sessions and discussion: Jan. 22, 2019, 8:30 am – 12.30 pm

During this workshop you will gain hands-on experience to understand how Envoy & Istio have changed the landscape of cloud native applications. This 4-hour training will demonstrate how and why to use these tools to solve the challenges of security, observability, networking, and multi-cloud. Topics include:

  • Traffic Management and Resilient Communication between Services
  • Policy Enforcement and Rate Limiting
  • Telemetry, Monitoring and Reporting
  • Securing Communication between Microservices
  • Canary Deployment

Please register by Jan.15, 2020 to ensure your spot at this event. The registration fee for the Workshop is $50 and for the Conference is $125.

All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Photo identification must be shown at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Lodging information and the agenda can be found here.

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