NYC local event: Unigroup's 17-Oct-2019 Meeting: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perime...

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     Topic:  SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perimeter,
             with Data Center Networking+Security Trends Update.

  Speakers:  Jim Anthony, VP Cybersecurity,
             Kerry O'Brien, NYC Team Member,
             Cyxtera <

      When:  Thursday, October 17th, 2019  (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

     Where:  The Cooper Union   <
             School of Engineering
             41 Cooper Square   (3rd Ave @ 7th St, bet. 6th & 7th Sts)
             East Village, Manhattan
             New York City
             Meeting Room: LL210  (** New Building: Lower Level **)

      Time:  6:15 PM - 6:30 PM  Registration
             6:30 PM - 6:45 PM  Ask the Wizard, Questions,
                                Answers and Current Events
             6:45 PM - 7:00 PM  Unigroup Business and Announcements
             7:00 PM - 9:30 PM  Main Presentation

      Cost:  See the Meeting+Membership Fee Schedule Below.


   Unigroup's October 2019 meeting will be on SDN/SDP - Software
   Defined Network Perimeter along with a Datacenter Security and
   Networking Trends Update.  Our speakers are from Cyxtera, who
   operate over 50 Data Centers, and who have been promoting a
   standards-based SDP implementation.

   Unigroup has a couple handfuls of speakers lined up for our
   upcoming meetings, and we are working on locking down
   topics/speakers to meeting dates (see the updated Upcoming
   Meetings section below).

   Unigroup's Meeting Calendar:
   17-OCT-2019: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perimeter (Cyxtera)
   21-NOV-2019: To-be-announced. Stay tuned.
   16-JAN-2020: To-be-announced.



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   prior to the meeting date, so we can plan the food order.
   RSVP deadline is usually the night before the meeting day.

   Note: RSVP is requested for this location to make sure the guard
         will let you into the building.  RSVP also helps us to
         properly plan the meeting (food, drinks, handouts,
         seating, etc.) and speed up your sign-in at the meeting.
         If you forget to RSVP prior to the meeting day, you may
         still be able to show up and attend our meeting, however,
         we cannot guarantee what building security will do if
         you are "not on the list" (note: things tend to work out OK).



   Topic:  SDN/SDP - Software Defined Network Perimeter
           with Data Center Networking+Security Trends Update.

   Related Topics/Keywords

   Computer Security, Computer Networking, Computer Security
   Perimeter, SDN - Software Defined Networking,
   SDP - Software Defined Perimeter, Secure Infrastructure,
   Computer Network Security Trends, Data Center Trends.

   Introduction & Description of Talk

   This meeting will be exploring some new technologies and standards
   for dealing with modern distributed computing environments and
   their security and networking needs.  We will also discuss computer
   networking and security trends from a Data Center operator's

   Presentation Outline

   Presentation: The Best of Colo and Cloud. As the newness wears
   off IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), customers are increasingly
   realizing that some workloads really should run on dedicated,
   physical infrastructure. Problem is, they've either shutdown their
   own data centers, or they've let their teams of hardware experts
   go... or both!  With reverse migration in mind, the need for
   colocation, managed single-tenant hardware platforms and other
   options, while being delivered with some cloud-like capabilities,
   such as scalability on demand, OpEx pricing models and shared
   responsibilities becomes more important. Join us to explore some
   of these options being made available throughout the industry,
   based on partnerships, expertise and unique skillsets.

   Presentation: The best of VPN, Firewall and NAC, in one product
   that works everywhere. CISOs everywhere are realizing one basic
   fact: if something can be found on the network, you can be
   attacked.  Traditional IP-based security solutions are becoming
   increasing attacked, undermined and overwhelmed.  They're becoming
   irrelevant.  What's there to take it's place? Efforts led by
   Gartner, Forrester and even NIST are helping to define and bring
   to light an entirely new class of network security solutions that
   incorporate user identity, posture, and context, along with
   pinpoint access, dynamic adjustments, encryption everywhere and
   common/ubiquitous security constructs to light.  These solutions
   are often referred to as Software Defined Perimeter, Zero Trust,
   CARTA or even ZTNA.  Join us to explore some of the realities of
   these changes, why they're coming, what they mean, who are the
   players and how to try them out.

   Detailed outline:

     * Technology.
     * Use Cases.
     * Competitive Landscape.
     * Industry Analysts.
     * Learning links.
     * More To-be-announced.

   References & Web Resources:

   NIST Publication NIST.SP.800-207 Zero-Trust Architecture (.pdf):

   Cloud Security Alliance/CSA SDP/Software-Defined-Perimeter:

   Cloud Security Alliance/CSA SDP/Software-Defined-Perimeter Specification:

   Wikipedia on Software Defined Perimeter:

   Network World on Software Defined Perimeter:

   Network World on Software Defined Perimeter Deployment:

   TechTarget on Software Defined Perimeter:

   Cyxtera Blog on Software Defined Perimeter:

   Cyxtera Web Site:

   Cyxtera CXD Overview:

   Cyxtera AppGate Overview:

   Cyxtera AppGate Admin Guide:


   Speakers Biography

   Jim Anthony, VP Cybersecurity, Cyxtera.

   Jim Anthony (AppGate speaker): Leading Cyxtera's Cybersecurity
   Solutions Engineering Team since 2015, Jim spent the previous
   10 years serving as a Sales Engineer for AT&T's Hosting and
   Managed Services Division, as the Director for Data Return's
   IT Operations Outsourcing Division and as the Vice President
   of Sales Engineering for Verizon's Cloud and Managed Hosting
   group (formerly Terremark).  His focus has been on large,
   complex security and managed hosting opportunities that leverage
   consolidation, virtualization and cloud services as major parts
   of the delivery method. Prior to Data Return, Jim held various
   positions with Content Delivery Network, ERP and Database
   Software Companies and owned his own consulting company from
   1996 through 2000. He earned his Bachelors of Science in
   Accounting and Computer Science from Minnesota State University
   at Mankato and resides in San Diego with his wife.

   Kerry O'Brien, NYC Team Member, Cyxtera.

   Kerry O'Brien (CXD speaker): To-be-announced.


   Company Biography

   [as seen on ...]

   Cyxtera represents a vision founded at the confluence of two
   revolutionary forces: the continued evolution of enterprise
   IT, and a transformation in infrastructure security. Today's
   IT estates run in more locations, on more platforms, and
   with more diverse models than ever before. Enterprise IT is
   dynamic, distributed, and deeply interconnected. The problem
   is, too many providers are applying yesterday's security to
   today's IT. Hardware-centric and inflexible in an API-driven
   universe. Perimeter-focused in a world without boundaries.
   The same old cumbersome, expensive firewalls with thousands
   of static rules trying in vain to secure a world in constant

   Cyxtera is the secure infrastructure company. By combining a
   modern, hybrid-ready information security fabric with an
   uncommonly diverse and distributed footprint of 57
   world-class data centers, Cyxtera delivers a secure platform
   for connecting and protecting dedicated infrastructure,
   private clouds and public clouds.

   For further information, visit the Cyxtera Web Site:



   Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have
   been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their
   books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our
   meetings.  The publishers always ask that the persons receiving
   the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

   Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support
   provided by their User Group programs.

   As always, all of the books will be available for review at the
   start of the meeting.

   Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to


   Fee Schedule:

   Unigroup is a Professional Technical Organization and User Group,
   and its members pay a yearly membership fee.  For Unigroup members,
   there is usually no additional charges (ie. no meeting fees) during
   their membership year.  Non-members who wish to attend Unigroup
   meetings are usually required to pay a "Single Meeting Fee".

       Yearly Membership (includes all meetings):      $ 50.00
       Student Yearly Membership (with current! ID):   $ 25.00
       Non-Member Single Meeting Fee:                  $ 20.00
       Non-Member Student Single Meeting (with! ID):   $  5.00

     * Payment Methods: Cash, Check, American Express.
                        MasterCard, VISA, Discover (since 2013).

     ! Students: We are looking for proof that you are
       currently enrolled in classes (rather than working
       full-time), and as such, your Student ID should show
       a CURRENT date.  We have been presented Student IDs
       containing NO dates whatsoever, and in the
       current environment, perpetual/non-expiring access
       to university facilities just does not feel right.
       If your ID contains no date, please bring
       additional proof of current enrollment.  Thanks,

   NOTE: Simply receiving Unigroup Email Announcements does
         NOT indicate membership in Unigroup.

   Members: Remember to bring your Unigroup membership card with
            you to the meeting, to confirm your yearly renewal date!



   Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served.

   We expect to have Pizza, soft drinks, and cookies/brownies
   at this meeting.

   Cyxtera will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting.
   Thanks Cyxtera!



     The Cooper Union  <
     School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
     41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th St, between 6th & 7th Streets)
     East Village, Manhattan
     New York City, 10003
     Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room Changes Month-to-Month)

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
   Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7 Street.

   Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk.
   Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for
     directions to Unigroup (the room varies from month-to-month).

   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/N/Q'     to Union Square, then walk South and East.
                   or transfer to the downtown '6' to Astor Place.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East,
                   or transfer to the uptown '6' to Astor Place.

   Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

   There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
     Astor Place (8th Street), across from the West side of
     Cooper Square, as well as various others in the area.


   Please mark this meeting on your calendar and join us!
   Please tell your friends about Unigroup!



   ** Formal Thank You's to our previous speakers will appear
      in an upcoming announcement.  Unigroup issues a "Thank You"
      to all our speakers and sponsors!

   Our thanks goes to The Cooper Union School of Engineering,
   and its staff, for hosting our meetings.



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      Dates: Wed, Oct 16, 2019
             Thu, Oct 17, 2019

      Where: Javits Center,
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      Dates: Tue, Nov  5, 2019

      Where: Convene New York
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   We have a series of meetings in the works:
   - 201910: SDN/SDP - Software Defined Networking/Perimeter
   - 2019??: Multi-Path Redundant Networking/Routing/Switching
   - 2019??: IBM AIX Tuning and AIX Update
   - 2019??: Linux on ARM
   - 2019??: AI+ML using Open Source Tools
   - 2020??: The Latest C++ Standards, Part 2, C++20.
   - 2020??: Programming for Performance with GPUs.
   - Planning: New CPU Architectures, x86 and ARM.
   - Planning: The State of the C++ Ecosystem.
   - Planning: Popular Linux Distribution Round-Up and Comparison
   - Planning: Building a Data Server with ZFS
   - Planning: Virtualization: KVM, Xen/XenServer, VirtualBox
   - Planning: DNS / Dynamic DNS
   - Planning: Fibrechannel and iSCSI Storage
   - Planning: IPsec and VPNs  (possibly 2 meetings)
   - Planning: Cloud and Grid Computing
   - Planning: Unix/Linux Authentication
   - Planning: NO SPAM!
   - Planning: Crypto / PKI / GPG-PGP
   - Planning: The latest on *BSD (FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD)
   - Planning: The latest on AIX
   - Planning: Security Threats & Anti-Virus
   - Unix/Linux/BSD Clusters and Clustered Databases
   - Patching and Updating Unix/Linux/BSD (rpm. yum, yast, apt, etc.)
   - Building Custom Kernels Unix/Linux/BSD
   - Building a Firewall using FreeBSD and Linux
   - LAMP Part 2 - PHP/Python
   - Unix 40th+ Birthday Celebration
   - Samba
   - High Performance Internet Servers / Web Acceleration
   - Unix Office Tools: Word Processors, Spreadsheets, Accounting Packages.
   - GNU Development Environments
   - Java and/or JavaScript Programming
   - Web Development Frameworks

   ** Unigroup Needs Speakers!!
   Please let us know about any other meeting topics that you may be
   interested in.  Potential speakers on Unix/Linux/BSD related
   technology topics should please contact the Unigroup Board.



   Unigroup is one of the oldest and largest Unix User's Groups serving
   the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
   Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor-neutral and member funded
   volunteer organization.  Unigroup holds regular and special event
   meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to the
   Unix/Linux/BSD Operating Systems and User Communities.  Unigroup
   meetings tend to be focused towards System Administrators, Network
   Administrators, and Software Developers.

   Unigroup holds regular meetings planned for (at a minimum) the Third
   THURSDAY of Odd Months.  We generally try to hold Field Trip or
   Vendor Specific Meetings on the Even Months, although we do have the
   ability to hold monthly meetings at our regular meeting location.

   Planned regular meeting dates are (usually 3rd Thursdays):
     10/17/2019, 11/21/2019, 01/16/2020, 02/20??/2020, 03/19/2020, ...
   Also watch for Special Event meetings and "Field Trips" to the
   facilities of local hardware and software vendors.

   = For Unigroup Information, Events and Meeting Announcements be sure to =
   = visit our World Wide Web Home Page:                                   =
   = =

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   List send an EMail message to:
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   To contact the Board of Directors of Unigroup, send an EMail message to:
        uniboard (-a_t-)

   If you have recently attended a meeting and you are not receiving
   Email announcements, please send us an Email and we will make
   corrections to our lists.

   Please Email the Board with any suggestions, especially potential
   meeting topics and speakers.  Unigroup welcomes contributions and
   content suggestions for our newsletter.  Unigroup is a volunteer
   organization and we need your assistance!  Please let us know if you
   can help!


-Rob Weiner
 Unigroup Executive Director
 unilist (-a_t-)

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