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The Inertia of Productivity

Ed Lopez

Ed Lopez - Fortinet

Sep 05, 2012

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Abstract

Why do we implement systems and application with poor security characteristics? This talk looks at the evolution of network security as a consequence of productive change. Specifically, we will look at the challenges imposed by BYOD requirements (particularly on wireless security), the pressure on performance to meet the aggregated traffic loads of cloud/datacenter demands, the emergence of IP-based industrial controls, and a deep look into how the migration from IPv4 to IPv6 will require new network-based approaches for their security.

About the Speaker

Ed Lopez is the VP of Technology for Fortinet, and has been with the company for over six years. He has designed network security solutions for over 15 years, and has previously worked for Cisco Systems, NetScreen, Juniper Networks, and ConSentry Networks in consultative/leadership roles. His patent-pending work applying clustering technologies to UTM nodes has resulted in developing what has been christened as the 'World's Fastest Firewalls', meeting the throughput and capacitance requirement of large carrier IP environments. He holds a BS in Sociology, as well as an MBA.

Unless otherwise noted, the security seminar is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52, West Lafayette Campus. More information...

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