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Network Troubleshooting Frenemies: Moving Beyond Ping and Traceroute

Troubleshooting matters of security has never been a simple task in the world of network design. Networks aren’t built to secure things after all, they’re built to connect things; routing is a beast of single minded purpose, get it from here to there, quickly. Just as architecting security into the network was never the main focus, finding better tools to enable this process always took a back seat to leveraging those that validate access when performing analysis, versus finding a method to prove segmentation was doing its job. In today’s environment this gambit is no longer an option. Advanced and targeted threats demand an entirely new level of self-examination of security, all the time. Leave the troubleshooting tools of access where they belong and embrace the systems we need to build and maintain networks that are more secure than ever before. Say goodbye to ping and traceroute, to telnet and ssh; the future is now. It’s ironic how frequently the people building the most advanced networks in the world, with the most sophisticated tools at their disposal, often defer to simpler instruments like ping and traceroute, or telnet and ssh when a red icon appears on the map and it’s time to start troubleshooting. But, hey, the goal has always been to get the packets through. Fast forward to the current network environment; yesterday’s crunchy outside, soft-in-the-middle model of aligning firewalls and other defenses to account for random probes from somewhere across the Internet have given way to advanced attacks and targeted threats. One fundamental process spanning both eras hasn’t changed much at all: routing. There IS life after ping and traceroute! Analyzing your network and building your network security architecture with security controls is a possibility and yes, it is your salvation. This talk will show you why and how abandon spanners and chisels in favor of power tools and automated assessment robotics.
Recorded Aug 17 2012 46 mins
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