The ISSA Chicago Chapter invites you to attend our March 2013 meeting. This month's meeting will be held at the Parthenon Resturant in Greek Town. Compementary valet parking is available.
Topic: "Tiers of Network Architectures: Expectations vs. Practical Realities"
How do you think about what it is that you are protecting? How well do you understand the environment that these 'protected things' live within? In most cases, networks, and computer system environments are understood at a specific, but partial, layer of abstraction. In practice, an effective environment is typically managed by multiple teams, each with a focus on their specific "layer". The net result is based on how all these layers fit together -- and they don't always fit together as any one team expects. This presentation will provide a framework for recognizing how the various layers fit together, and practical insights into what can go wrong as the environment evolves through intentional, and un-intentional changes.
Speaker: Sean Finn, Global Solutions Architect, RedSeal Networks, Inc.
Sean Finn has over 15 years' experience in network systems, network protocols, routing, and network security design, management, and consulting. His skills in the analysis and resolution of network and security issues are widely recognized, and he has served organizations from the Fortune 50 to smaller, leaner, fast-moving companies. Sean focuses on mapping new technologies to address real-world customer needs. Sean's experience and understanding in the details of networking from the ground up, and exposure to environments ranging from cutting-edge startups, to major corporate and government environments gives him the ability to identify, facilitate appropriate and innovative solutions.