Jan 7, 2019
Today’s episode is a bit of a special one — your host, Jeffrey Palermo, interviews his own older brother, Aaron Palermo. Aaron is a DevOps engineer, solution architect, and all-around cybersecurity expert. He works for a global cybersecurity services company, is a member of the Cloud Security Alliance, and is a co-author of the up-and-coming Software Defined Perimeter Specification Version 2.
SDP is a full replacement for VPN — providing better protection to fully secure your data, devices, and accounts.
This episode is jam-packed with incredibly useful information applicable to software developers — but also anybody who has a Wi-Fi network. Stay tuned to hear about how an SDP replaces a VPN, Aaron’s recommendations on how people can fully protect themselves online, which state-of-the-art multi-factor authentication people should be using, how to keep your data safe and protect from Wi-Fi vulnerabilities, and more.
Topics of Discussion:
[:52] About today’s topic and guest.
[1:24] About the Palermo family and Aaron’s background in the industry.
[5:23] Aaron explains what an SDP is.
[7:18] How an SDP affects a person’s setup.
[13:22] Does an SDP complement a VPN or does it replace a VPN?
[13:40] Does an SDP create a network to a data center or can parts of the network exist anywhere?
[14:23] What are the products available now to use an SDP?
[16:00] Some differences between an SDP and a VPN.
[17:00] A message from The Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.
[17:28] Aaron’s thoughts on whether or not companies not using SDP would be considered malpractice in the future.
[19:26] Why SDP serves a good solution.
[21:05] Would an SDP be an absolute recommendation to people working from home when accessing anything that’s not ‘software as a service?’
[22:49] For smaller organizations, what are Aaron’s SDP recommendations that are easy to get started with?
[24:32] What are some things that people should be doing to protect themselves and their accounts online?
[26:55] On the corporate side, Aaron gives his suggestions on what people should be doing with their ‘software as a service’ accounts.
[28:05] The state-of-the-art multi-factor authentication people should be using.
[29:22] Aaron gives a rundown of YubiKey and how it’s used.
[31:35] The brands Aaron and his customers use (multi-factor authentication-wise.)
[32:05] Aaron speaks about general Wi-Fi vulnerabilities.
[35:08] Aaron explains the premises of his two recent presentations: “Tell My Wi-Fi Love Her,” and “Wi-Fi Trolling.”
[39:27] Aaron’s best recommendations for keeping your data safe.
[41:26] Aaron’s recommendations for backup services.
[43:00] Aaron’s recommendations for backup services on the business or corporate level.
[45:52] Aaron’s take on single sign-on providers and his recommendations to balance ease of development.
[50:30] Aaron and Jeffrey wrap up this week’s episode.
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