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Netography at Black Hat: Adapt to Change and Discover Your Atomized Network

By Netography Team

“It is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself.” – Charles Darwin

While Charles Darwin did not live in an era where cybersecurity was a consideration, as our industry and our adversaries continue to evolve, one can imagine what he might’ve said about the importance of adaptability to changing environments versus continuing to try to secure our environments with technology developed by innovators decades ago.

As enterprise security undergoes a doctrinal shift, so must the way we think about what today’s networks really look like. They have become atomized. The Atomized Network is a fluid computing environment where applications, data, and even system resources are in a perpetual state of motion. Applications and data are scattered across a complex environment consisting of multi-cloud, on-premises, and legacy infrastructure, being accessed by increasingly mobile and remote workers. 

How can security leaders gain visibility into this Atomized Network? By adapting and adjusting to change by moving to solutions that give you visibility and control.

Some considerations:

  • Deep packet inspection (DPI) appliances are a dead end. Middleboxes are a waste of time and money when there is no middle anymore. 
  • Only cloud-native solutions deployed quickly can provide quick time-to-value. If you’re still deploying hardware, you’re reducing flexibility in an age where deployment flexibility is a paramount concern.
  • Rethink your access control with Zero Trust but also rethink your technologies for network visibility and control across your Atomized Network to give you one unified view and one place to express detection policy.
  • Flow and network metadata are the future of how organizations will do threat detection across their cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
  • While Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is critical, people need to stop neglecting the importance of network visibility and how the network has changed to understand what they have, what it’s doing, and what’s happening to it.
  • All security innovation comes from startups – so why are you expanding with old, clunky, acquired solutions that are no longer well-managed?

The Netography team will be on-site at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas this year to have these discussions with practitioners, customers, partners, and many others, as we continue to lead the next evolution of cybersecurity. Here’s where to find us:

Visit our Booth
We will be in the Innovation City at booth #IC27 with a team of experts who can both discuss and demonstrate how our cloud-native solution brings you discovery and time-to-value far quicker than appliances. You’ll also have the chance to win an Oura Ring Generation 3, a pair of AirPods Max, or a RadMission Electric Hybrid Bike. Simply scan your badge and chat with us for a few.

Have a Cocktail with Us
On Wednesday, August 10, from 6-8 p.m. PT we will host EVOLVE. at Fleur by Hubert Keller, which is set right along the Mandalay Bay concourse en route to and from the Business Hall. Stop by for some drinks, snacks, and great conversation, as we celebrate being back together at the conference. Register to party with us.

Meet with Our Experts
Join us at our Delano Penthouse Suite, attached to the Mandalay property, on August 10-11 for a more upscale meeting experience. Chat with our team, including CEO Martin Roesch, to discover your Atomized Network and get a demo of our Netography Fusion® platform. We know you’re busy, so we’ll also have a fully catered breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages. Request a time to meet with us on-site.

We look forward to speaking with you in Las Vegas about how you can adapt to change and discover your Atomized Network.