BeyondCorp: Context-aware access at Google and beyond

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Max Saltonstall
BeyondCorp: Context-aware access at Google and beyond

BeyondCorp began as an internal Google initiative to enable every employee to work from untrusted networks without the use of a VPN. BeyondCorp is used by most Googlers every day, to provide user- and device-based authentication and authorization for Google's core infrastructure.
As threats evolve our access models must evolve as well. Come to hear how Google abandoned its own VPN and perimeter-based security, then stay to see how other companies have followed suit and adopted context-aware access models. This new way of thinking about access requires new rules and new policies.


Join us afterwards at the Cupping Room Cafe where we'll continue the discussion over drinks and/or food. The Cupping Room Cafe is located at 359 W Broadway, two blocks from the venue.

Speaker Bio:
Max Saltonstall is a 3rd level Bard who toys with multi-classing Wizard. He’s got an extensive board game collection due to a unquenched Kickstarter habit, and often tries to teach new people games before being properly introduced. An inveterate storyteller, Max tends to spin yarns about IT operations, Security, Cloud workflows and fantastic creatures. At Google he’s worked within DoubleClick, Corporate Engineering, Staffing and the Cloud CTO Office. He lives in New York City, not far from where he grew up, and enjoys seeking out new ice cream parlors in Manhattan with his two children.