BeyondCorp: Beyond fortress security
January 23, 2020
Most companies today use some variation of the firewall or fortress model for perimeter security. This model assumes everything on the outside is dangerous and everything in the inside is safe and worked well when employees worked on desktop computers at the company HQ. Neal Mueller and Max Saltonstall offer an overview of Googles BeyondCorp, a new model for today's dispersed BYOD workforce.
DDoS war games: Strengthen your team and systems by attacking them
January 20, 2020
DDoS mitigation is an ever-evolving art. Architectures change, attackers get more creative, and keeping your team and tools ahead of the curve is a constant battle. So why not make DDoS preparedness fun as well as practical? Shannon Weyrick explains why you should use DDoS war games to keep your teams skillset polished, their tools in top shape, and their spirits and confidence high.
Failover early: When to failover at your CDN
January 19, 2020
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Your risk mitigation strategy must layer the most cost-efficient strategies to effectively mitigate or reduce the adverse effects of failure. Manuel Alvarez explores using the CDN as a failover tool, reviewing use cases and demonstrating how to decide whether to use a CDN by evaluating costs, benefits, operations, and time to mitigate.
Application scaling over the edge: Microservice architecture in industrial applications
January 14, 2020
Driven by the need for data analytics in Industry 4.0, edge computing is gaining momentum to bring intelligence to the devices at the networks edge. Fei Li offers insights on a microservice-based architecture that keeps analytics applications on edge devices while dynamically utilizing resources on the cloud to achieve resilience and scalability in critical industrial applications.
Architecturing and securing IoT platforms with microservices
January 14, 2020
IoT device management and multiprotocol messaging platforms demand specific architectural decisions and high-concurrency approaches due to the massive number of expected devices. Drasko Draskovic and Janko Isidorovic share an architecture, implementation, and testing procedures needed to create an industry-grade IoT platform based on microservices and Docker containers.
Blockchains and cryptocurrencies: New paradigms for shared data
January 9, 2020
Bitcoin showed us a new way of moving value around the internet without intermediaries. Neha Narula explains how this paradigm might apply to our traditional ways of thinking about databases that cross organizational boundaries. As data on the web becomes consolidated around a few key players, the blockchain might help users gain more control.