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Hardening Cassandra Clusters for Compliance (or Paranoia)

For this meetup we are excited to be joined by Nate McCall, Co-Founder & Senior Technical Consultant at The Last Pickle who will be discussing hardening Cassandra clusters for compliance.

What You'll Learn At This Meetup:

Security is always at odds with usability, particularly in the context of operations and development. More so when dealing with a distributed system such as Apache Cassandra. In this presentation, we'll walk through the steps required to completely secure a Cassandra cluster to meet most regulatory and compliance guidelines.

Specifically, we'll discuss:

• Different types of at-rest disk encryption options available (and how to tune them)

•  Configuring SSL for inter-cluster communication- Configuring SSL between clients and the API

•  Configuring and managing client authentication

•  Securing JMX access

Attendees will leave this meetup with the knowledge required to harden Cassandra to meet most guidelines imposed by regulations and compliance. 

*Food and drinks will be served, hope to see you there!

*Big thank you to Shehaaz and the Expedia team for hosting.

About Nate McCall:

Nate McCall, currently co-founder and Sr. Technical Consultant of The Last Pickle, has over 15 years of server side systems and software development experience. Before co-founding TLP, he was development lead for the AppServices platform at Apigee. Among the many day to day tasks of coding, scheduling and team management on the core product, he also worked directly with Fortune 500 clients on deploying and tuning multi-datacenter Cassandra clusters for Apigee products. Prior to Apigee, Nate was an early employee at DataStax where he held several positions including team lead for DataStax Enterprise, and developer evangelist - all while occasionally conducting Apache Cassandra training sessions for DataStax customers. 

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  • Fay

    It was a great meeting up and thanks for everything. Do we have the slides up loaded yet?

    1 · January 21, 2016

    • Lina T.

      Slides coming your way within the next hour or so :)

      1 · January 22, 2016

  • Arlington A.

    Good thing I checked the comments, was just about to park in the building.

    January 19, 2016

    • Shehaaz

      It costs 12$ to park after hours

      January 19, 2016

  • Jeff J.


    The room is Beacon Rock - its in a hallway past the elevators.

    If you enter from the doors on 108th, turn left at the elevators, go past them and turn right, follow that hallway until you reach the room.

    1 · January 19, 2016

  • Saravanan

    Is parking open for everyone in the building?

    January 19, 2016

    • Shehaaz

      They don't validate parking after 5pm :(

      But you can park in the mall and walk over

      January 19, 2016

  • Saravanan

    Thank you :)

    January 19, 2016

  • Maffy D.

    Won't be on the eastside then, so I'll miss out on this meetup! :( Have a great time!

    January 14, 2016

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