Illumio Blog
February 13, 2017

The Power of Opportunity: Quantifying Risk Through Adaptive Security

Chief Commercial Officer

Alan is a technology veteran known for company building. He leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle.

"Those who believe quantitative methods are impractical in cybersecurity are not saying so because they know more about cybersecurity but because they know less quantitative methods."

— Douglas Hubbard & Richard Seiersen, How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

"My favorite poem is the one that starts 'Thirty days hath September' because it tells you something."

— Groucho Marx

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News, Data Center Operations, Security, Adaptive Segmentation

February 9, 2017

Getting the Most Out of RSA 2017: A Practitioner's Guide

Director of Information Security

John has more than 20 years of experience developing, operating, and managing information security, IT, engineering services, and business processes. He heads up InfoSec at Illumio.

RSA Conference 2017 is fast approaching and the Illumio team has been buzzing around getting ready. I’ve been doing research to decide on my schedule for this year’s conference and thought I’d share some thoughts on how security practitioners can get the most out of the busy week ahead. 

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations, Adaptive Segmentation

January 31, 2017

The Evolution of Adaptive Segmentation

CTO and Founder

PJ is a technologist and architect focused on complex distributed system solutions. He’s responsible for Illumio’s technology vision and platform architecture.

I believe that innovation comes from people who have an unstoppable drive to improve the world and are placed in an environment with constrained resources. This is why top sports players have their best games when playing against the most challenging opponents. And “threading the needle” wouldn't mean much if the eye of the needle wasn’t so tiny. It is exactly these challenging and constrained environments that innovators who have it in their veins look for, and are the cauldron from where innovations are conceived.

The Illumio journey started in such an environment (as many successful startups do).

For us, it began in a world where choke-point firewalls were not able to keep up and deliver security segmentation that was sufficiently dynamic to keep up with today’s modern data center and distributed application needs. Dev ops, microservice architectures, public cloud, and containers are all parts that fueled the evolution of the dynamic and distributed data center, but were causing strain and tension on those traditional security segmentation solutions.

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Cloud Computing, Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations

January 9, 2017

Stopping by Clouds on an Agile Evening

Chief Commercial Officer

Alan is a technology veteran known for company building. He leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle.

There is a crispness in the air and all across the country the leaves are falling in the annual winter display. Winter always reminds me of American poet Robert Frost whom I studied carefully during my years living in Vermont. His famous work “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” was a simple verse play of opposites between the beauty and death in the woods and the safe journey home.

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Adaptive Security, Illumio News, Data Center Operations

October 27, 2016

Codename Farewell: Lessons in Retail Spycraft for a World of Wholesale Data Dumps

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

Nathaniel works at the intersection of technology, policy, and law. He heads the company's thought leadership and public engagement, and oversees its cybersecurity technology strategy.

In early 1985, Vladimir Vetrov, a covert KGB operative, was executed for treason. Since 1980, Vetrov had operated as one of the most prolific double agents in Russian history on behalf of the French government. Between the spring of 1981 and 1982, Vetrov passed nearly 4,000 secret documents, including the complete list of all KGB operatives stationed under legal cover in embassies throughout the world. His codename was Farewell.

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Adaptive Security, Data Center Operations