Converging Paths: Integrating Network and Security in the Cloud/AI Era

Spring 2024

In this dynamic ONUG panel discussion, we delve into the pivotal shift towards Cloud Computing, the expansion of remote workforces, and the strategic imperative of Generative AI, which compels enterprises to rethink their approach to network and security integration. With over half of all applications now operating outside traditional on-premises networks, the session will explore the pressing need to move away from legacy WAN infrastructures and perimeter-based security models. Our panel of experts will discuss the challenges and complexities introduced by legacy systems, the inefficiencies of current security solutions, and the critical role of Network as a Service (NaaS) and edge-integrated security services in crafting a seamless, secure, and user-friendly digital environment.
o Overview of the current landscape: Cloud adoption, remote work, and GenAI.
o The limitations of legacy WAN and perimeter security in a modern digital world.
-Challenges with Legacy Systems:
o Discussing the complexity and management challenges of mixed security solutions and organizational structures.
o The impact on network and security administrators, and user experiences.
-The Shift to Modern Network Security:
o Exploring the inversion of access requirements due to digital business needs.
o The role of NaaS and edge-integrated security services (SWG, CASB, Firewall, ZTNA, XDR) in addressing dynamic access needs.
-Adopting Zero Trust and Overcoming Implementation Challenges:
o Insights into the pursuit of zero trust strategies and the hurdles with legacy infrastructures.
o Practical steps for meaningful zero trust implementations within modernized networks.

Who Should Attend: Network security professionals, system administrators, software developers, IT managers, and anyone interested in network security technologies.


Jon Pruskowski is the Product Owner and Engineering Lead of Capital One’s Core Network with responsibilities for cloud connectivity, data center interconnect backbone, and software defined networking.  He has over 15 years of experience in technology leadership, solution architecture, and network engineering.

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