The new blog will have a much wider scope than my Got The NAC blog. We'll cover anything in networking and security. I'm glad that we're breaking down these artificial walls. Forget the alphabet soup of IDS, NAC, DLP, etc. It's all about providing a secure, reliable IT infrastructure for our customers and businesses.
The important issues go beyond any one technology.
Don't worry. I'm still technical and deeply involved in all the new technologies being developed at Juniper and around the industry. I'm just expanding my scope a little bit.
So please click over to the Networking Now blog and check out our new content over there. You can subscribe to just my posts but I hope that you'll enjoy posts from all the Juniper bloggers. Open your mind to some new perspectives. You'll be amazed at the insights the new perspectives bring.
If you're not growing, you're dying. Which one is it for you? In this video, I explain how Juniper is growing the next generation of engineering leaders. Tune in and get some ideas for your organization. Or comment and share your ideas and best practices.
This week, I’m blogging from RSA Europe in London. The conference is dedicated to Alan Turing, the great British cryptographer and early computer scientist. The folks at Bletchley Park teamed with a local hobbyist to bring an Enigma machine and other cryptographic machines to the conference. I had a great time playing with the Enigma.
Attendance at the show was down a bit from last year, probably due to the poor economy. Still, there was a good crowd for my talk on “NAC 2.0″ this morning. I explained how NAC systems are starting to integrate with other network security systems like IDS and DLP. This trend is really starting to accelerate now that IF-MAP has been released, providing a standard way for these integrations to happen.
One more note. The Bletchley Park folks are appealing for donations to help save their historic site, an important part of cryptography and information security. If you’d like to donate, visit their site at http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk or stop by and see the machines for yourself. If you can’t make it to England, go to the U.S. National Cryptologic Museum in Maryland. They have a similarly amazing collection of spy gear albeit in a less historic setting.
In Madrid for the ISSE 2008 conference, I found myself losing sleep over the state of our global economy. What a mess! With two free hours, I decided to visit the art museums. A quick cab ride brought me to the Reina Sofia Museum, which houses Guernica. No words or JPEG can do justice to Picasso’s masterpiece. Although the work was inspired by the brutality of war, to me today it spoke to the tragedy and beauty of life.
Our current financial crisis will bring years of pain on a small and large scale. We must do what we can to avoid such tragedies but they will inevitably happen. Still, a small flower grows at the center of the painting. New life and creativity will spring from this tragedy as it always does.
Please treat each other with kindness and patience for the next few months. Be an island of calm. Spread hope not fear. Nothing physical has changed in recent weeks, only a psychological change. Let’s keep it that way and support each other. We will come out of this crisis stronger and wiser than before.
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I have been traveling around the globe, talking to people about Network Access Control and network security in general. My next few posts will be a bit of a travelogue, a set of notes and observations and photos from my travels. Enjoy!
Steve Hanna is co-chair of both the Trusted Network Connect Work Group in the Trusted Computing Group and the Network Endpoint Assessment Working Group in the Internet Engineering Task Force.
Steve is active in other networking and security standards groups, such as the Open Group and OASIS. He's also the author of several IETF RFCs and published papers, an inventor or co-inventor on 30 issued U.S. patents, and a regular speaker at industry events such as Interop and the RSA Conference.
He holds an A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard University. For more information on Steve, check out Network World’s profile (by Tim Greene)
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- Tarek Amr on: IETF Picks Up TNC Standards
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- Steve Hanna (SteveHanna) on: Trusted Network Connect (TNC)