Using graph databases to automate firewall policy restrictions in cloud-based networks

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  • Taylor Riggan
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    Taylor Riggan

    Sr. Graph Architect, Amazon Neptune (AWS)

    Using graph databases to automate firewall policy restrictions in cloud-based networks

    Graphs are fun! And can be used for everything from constructing social networks, making recommendations, modeling customer journeys, detecting fraud, and much more. In this talk, we'll demonstrate how to use a graph to model a cloud based network by ingesting data sources such as flow logs, configuration management (CMDB) information, and authentication audit logs. We'll then use this graph to provide recommendations to further lock down our cloud accounts to meet least-privileges best practices.

    About Taylor Riggan

    Taylor serves as a Sr. Graph Architect on Amazon Neptune, the AWS managed graph database. His primary focus is to educate customers on the benefits of graph databases and computation, while also helping to improve Amazon Neptune's features and capabilities. Outside of work, Taylor dabbles in 3d printing, building/flying drones, sport rocketry, hobby electronics, and playing way too much disc golf. Taylor is a native to the Atlanta area and a graduate of Georgia Tech.