AI-Driven Transformation: Best Practices in Network Security Policy Management

Spring 2024

In an era where digital transformation is paramount, many organizations find themselves entangled in the complexity of managing legacy network security policies, hindering their ability to adapt and thrive. The “AI-Driven Transformation: Best Practices in Network Security Policy Management” panel at the AI Networking Summit during ONUG Spring and Fall 2024 conferences is designed to address this critical challenge. Our expert panel will delve into how AI and machine learning can be leveraged to streamline and enhance legacy network security policy management, significantly reducing technical debt and fostering a more agile, secure infrastructure. Attendees will gain insights into innovative strategies, practical tools, and real-world examples of AI-driven transformations in enterprise network security.


Craig Matsumoto is a senior research analyst in the 451 Research technology research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. He covers distributed edge infrastructure, networking and interconnection for the Datacenter Services and Infrastructure channel.

In the networking sphere, Craig’s current research focuses on cloud-native networking services, including multicloud connectivity. He also covers distributed edge clouds, such as content delivery networks, and tracks issues related to distributed data and on-demand infrastructure management.

Prior to this role, Craig spent more than 20 years in technology journalism. As a lead editor at Light Reading, SDxCentral and EE Times, he followed the evolution of software-defined networking and its relationship to the then-emerging worlds of cloud computing and containerization. His past coverage has also included semiconductors, including semiconductor manufacturing, and telecom optical networking.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Yabing Wang is the VP and Chief Information Security Officer at Justworks, a tech-forward payroll and PEO company supporting SMB. She has been in the technology world for 25+ years and has 20+ years of extensive leadership experience in cybersecurity across different industries. She has built global security practices and strengthened cyber resilience at multiple fortune 100 companies such as Allstate Insurance Company, Alight Solutions, Carrier Corporation, and H-E-B. Prior to her cyber journey, Yabing had her background in philosophy and computer science, as well as in application development in her early career at Netscape.

Aamer has over 20 years of experience in technology adoption, product, and strategy. He has strong expertise in launching new products, customer acquisition, and driving technology integrations. Aamer is currently working on Cisco’s next-generation security solutions. Previously, he has led product management for branch firewalls, cloud-delivered security (SASE), mid-mile optimization, zero trust security, multi-cloud connectivity, IoT platforms, video optimization, and routing across various vendors. With 25+ patents, he is a former Cisco Distinguished TME, 2xCCIE, and Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker.

Peter has over 20 years of networking and infrastructure engineering experience working in large enterprises. While never shy from a whiteboard, Peter loves architecting solutions across technology domains and managing communication with senior stakeholders. Before joining Network to Code, Peter was at McKinsey & Company serving as a Senior Enterprise Architect where he managed the Network Automation, Application Delivery, and Identity and Access Management teams. Peter holds a BE in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University.

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