CSNF Capture the Flag

ONUG Spring 2024

May 15-16, 2024, Union Station, Dallas, Texas - Sponsored by World Wide Technology, Oracle and Splunk

Join Us for the Cloud Security Notification Framework Capture the Flag

Sponsored by World Wide Technology, Oracle and Splunk

Compete against other SOC practitioners to identify multi-cloud security threats in several simulated scenarios created using WWT’s Cyber Range. The goal is for participants to discover, in a hands-on environment, the benefits of using ONUG’s open source “Cloud Security Notification Framework” (CSNF)  (https://github.com/onug/CSNF)  to normalize service provider-specific security notification messages in complex, multi-cloud threat scenarios.

CSNF Capture The Flag Event Overview
The CSNF Capture The Flag Event kicks off on day 1 of ONUG Spring and the AI Networking Summit with an 11:35 session in which players will be briefed on the simulated scenarios created by WWT’s Cyber Range. The event will conclude with a wrap-up session on Day 2, in which winners will be announced and prizes awarded. Participants are strongly encouraged to view several online CSNF tutorial videos that will explain the technical rationale for CSNF and how to utilize normalized security notifications to simplify the analysis of multi-cloud security threats. Players only need a laptop to compete in the CTF and will be assigned credentials by WWT so that they can access the Cyber Range.

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The Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF)

CSNF is designed to overcome the challenge of interpreting the babel of security alerts and notifications emanating from various cloud service providers and the proliferation of disparate cloud-based services. The lack of standard practices for security notification syntax and semantics places a significant burden on SOC teams when confronted with security threats that span multiple cloud services. CSNF is available today as a free download in the form of a “Splunkbase Technical Add-on (TA)” application.

About WWT’s Cyber Range
The operational infrastructure for the event will be provided by World Wide Technology (WWT), utilizing the company’s Cyber Range facilities – a cloud-based environment for security threat modeling. The platform includes a host of capabilities, including virtual desktops, identity and access management, multiple cloud services, monitoring facilities and cybersecurity tools. Active participants will receive an authorized log in for the WWT Cyber Range.

Join us in Dallas – Your Capture the Flag $99 registration includes the CTF competition PLUS all ONUG Spring and AI Networking Summit sessions.

Key ONUG 2024 Topics Include

Exploring AI Convergence in Networking

  • Intersection of AI and Enterprise Infrastructure
  • Use cases, design patterns, architecture, and tools driving this convergence
  • Application of AI principles to manage complex IT operations
  • AI-powered interconnects (SASE-SDWAN)
  • AI-powered Automation and Governance.
  • AI-enabled Wi-Fi performance.
  • AI-enabled security.

Building Networks for AI Workloads

  • Strategies for handling the new generation of AI workloads
  • Bandwidth requirements
  • Ensuring low latency and minimizing delay
  • Requirements for Data Centers built for AI workloads

Overcoming AI Adoption Barriers

  • Resource Allocation
  • Requirements for expanded compute, storage and security in AI networks
  • Skill requirements

Building Trusted Enterprise Infrastructure

  • Cloud Infrastructure to enable the digital enterprise
    • NaaS, Edge Computing, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Connectivity
  • Operationalizing Cloud Security
    • CSNF, Zero Trust, DevSecOps
  • Automation – Increasing efficacy and reducing toil
  • Adding controls to enterprise cloud environments

AI Networking Summit Co-Chairs

Nick Lippis
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
Phil Tee
VP Strategy and Operations, ISG AIOps
AI Networking Summit
Andy Brown
Sand Hill East, LLC
AI Networking Summit

Gene Sun
Peter Campbell
Sr. Director, Cloud Security Strategy & Engineering
Evernorth Health Services
Latonya Smith
Global Technology Executive
Christopher Moretti
Evernorth Health Services
Evernorth, A Cigna Health Company
Alexandra Shulman-Peleg
EY Americas Cloud Cybersecurity Leader, Managing Director
James Beeson
Chief Information Security Officer
Cigna, Retired
Guruprasad Ramamoorthy
VP, Global Head of Network Architecture, Engineering & Operations
S&P Global
Salvatore Rannazzisi
Associate Director
Jon Pruskowski
Sr. Manager of Cloud and Connectivity Engineering
Capital One
Aryo Kresnadi
Technical Director, Global Network Architecture
Xiaobo Long
Head of Backbone Network Services
Anusha Bodepudi
Staff Network Engineer
Brian Silverman
Network & Cloud Architect
Stephen Collins

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