December 12, 2023
Some will argue that providing cybersecurity to a federal agency is a balancing game. On the one hand, you must encrypt network traffic; on the other hand, you provide a mechanism where this encrypted traffic is inspected. This must be done in compliance with many regulations and not have any impact on the speed of the network.
Sounds easy when a group of software developers are arguing around a white board. However, in the real world this task must be accomplished in a rapidly changing environment in the hybrid cloud. Systems are under attack daily; mountains of unstructured data bombard federal systems on an hourly basis. These factors moves up the level of complexity.
Your system must be flexible enough to give you a thorough understanding of network traffic. Some analysts call this “Cryptographic Agility.”
Chaim Mazal from Gigamon provides the listeners with an overview of the company, Gigamon. In business since 2014, they currently work with 87% of all Fortune 100 companies. They have recently announced an offering called “Precryption.” It gives federal leaders deeper control of the TLS layer.
During the interview, Chaim outlines how Preryption can reduce cost, overhead, and overall resources in an effort at deep inspection of network data.
Ian Farquar is a colleague of Chaim’s at Gigamon. He has a magnificent phrase that talks about data. He once said, “look at traffic because that is where the truth is.” Deep observability can give federal leasers and foot up on controlling massive amounts of data.
If you enjoyed this article, you may want to listen to Ep. 107 How to Control Data in Motion
John Gilroy appeared on National Public Radio in Washington DC for 25 years. He wrote 523 technology columns for The Washington Post. Currently, John is an award-winning lecturer at Georgetown University. Forgot to mention — he has recorded over 1,000 podcast interviews.