Past Meetup

Hardening Cassandra Clusters for Compliance (or Paranoia)

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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.