VMworld 2019

 

VMworld for Security-minded Professionals

 

With less than two months away, VMworld 2019 is quickly approaching and there is never enough time to prepare (register here if you haven’t). Moreover, it is always a struggle having to prioritize certain sessions over others and frustrating knowing that you simply cannot attend all of them! However, if you are a security-minded professional eager to immerse in VMware’s security strategy and vision, planning the VMworld itinerary will be much easier. The list below features select security keynotes, sessions, and hands-on labs that are highly recommended to attend. They range from 100 to 300 level sessions and cover various topics such as use-cases of the Service-defined Firewall, exporting network flow data from vRNI, and architecting secure hybrid cloud infrastructure.

If you’re interested in networking focused sessions, read the blog post on the top 10 networking sessions and keynotes you must attend at VMworld.

Security Keynotes

 

1. Showcase Keynote: Intrinsic Security – How Your VMware Infrastructure Can Turn the Tide in Cybersecurity [SEC3412KU]

Security threats, breaches, and exploits are becoming more prevalent with no end in sight. Worse, with adoptions of cloud, new applications, and mobile digital workspace, the problem is only getting harder to solve. There must be a new approach to cybersecurity. Fortunately, the answer lies at your fingertips. For years, VMware has been building proven products for software infrastructure: vSphere, NSX, vSAN, VMware Cloud, Workspace ONE. You may not consider them for security, but they are perfectly positioned to support your apps, data, and users, and when used in conjunction with security products like AppDefense, these products provide tremendous value to your security teams. Attend this showcase keynote to hear Tom Corn, VMware’s SVP/GM of Security Technologies and Strategy, and Shawn Bass, VMware’s CTO of End User Computing, reveal VMware’s security strategy and vision. You will learn about the latest advancements in the VMware portfolio, and see a live attack demo that shows how various components are coming together to solve the security problem.

SPEAKERS
Tom Corn, Senior VP, VMware
Shawn Bass, VP, CTO – EUC, VMware

 

2. Showcase Keynote: Networking and Security for the Cloud Era [NETS3413KU]

There has never been a more exciting (or challenging) time to be in networking. The cloud, application developers, compute and data at the edge, IoT are driving a new wave of innovation and digital transformation. Meanwhile, the network is being asked to connect it all. Come to this showcase keynote to hear Tom Gillis, SVP/GM of NSBU, share the latest roadmap for the Virtual Cloud Network, VMware’s vision for networking in the digital age. You will hear about the latest innovations and see key demonstrates of technology that are transforming networking and security. You will also hear from forward-thinking organizations and networking and security leaders that are embracing the vision of a Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX portfolio as a blueprint to: A single, consistent operational network fabric for hybrid and multi-cloud environments Deliver a one-touch experience for automating network and policy provisioning for your applications. Collecting and leveraging the insights gathered from the infrastructure to provide better security policies to protect your business. This session is highly recommended for those attending VMware NSX, VMware NSX Cloud, VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and VMware AppDefense sessions throughout the week.

SPEAKERS
Tom Gillis, SVP/GM, NSBU, VMware

 

Security Sessions

 

1. How Real Customers Fixed Risky Misconfigurations in AWS and Azure [MCO1427BU]

In this session, an existing VMware Secure State customer will talk about their journey to the cloud. The customer will provide background on their cloud journey and the obstacles they faced as their cloud presence grew. Find out how the customer used VMware Secure State to reduce security risks in their cloud deployments, what their process is for alerting users about security violations, and how they will be integrating VMware Secure State into their security operations program.

SPEAKERS
Hadar Freehling, Cloud Security Solution Architect, VMware
Kolby Allen, Platform Operations Architect, Zipwhip
Level: Technical 200

 

2. Introduction to the VMware NSX Service-defined Firewall [SAI1847BU]

Explore the capabilities and primary use cases of the Service-Defined Firewall and NSX in this introductory session.

SPEAKERS
Dhruv Jain, Senior Director of Product Marketing, VMware
Level: Technical 200

 

3. Deep Dive: Use VMware Secure State to Secure Your Multi-Cloud Environments [MCO1425BU]

Keeping your multi-cloud environment secure is hard. How do you manage and secure this rapidly changing and complex environment without impeding your developers and business? In this session, you will see how customers are using VMware Secure State to reduce risk while also enabling the business to run at the speed of cloud. Find out how deploying to both AWS and Azure has risks that every company must overcome, and see a demo of product usage in a live cloud environment.

SPEAKERS
Tai Tran, Director Product Management, VMware
David Mattes, Director, Engineering, VMware
Level: Technical 200

 

4. Security Past, Present, and Future – Securing Your Evolving Infrastructure [SAI3508BUS]

As application form factors, enterprise requirements, and software applications move forward, security teams are continually challenged with improving speed of delivery while navigating an increasingly complex set of regulatory requirements and dedicated adversaries. For more than 10 years VMware has worked with partners to help enterprises to deliver security which fits into and evolves with the ever-changing infrastructure and compute landscape. In this session, we will review capabilities that VMware and Trend Micro have pioneered, how those technologies have evolved today, and how they will shape where we go next, through the lens of understanding the next generation of security capabilities required by modern enterprises.

SPEAKERS
Bryan Webster, Principal Architect, Trend Micro
Level: Technical 200

 

5. AWS Security Breach? How to Prevent and Recover from It [MCO1626BU]

Developers will do what developers do, and even with strong access control in AWS, breaches will occur. How can you prevent a potential issue and recover from one if it occurs? Based on real-world experience, we will show how to prevent basic security breaches on AWS using VMware Secure State. VMware also uses AWS and Azure to develop products. We will share how we manage our own environments, the issues we try to prevent, and how to recover from them. We will highlight a specific issue that is very difficult to recover from (AWS account being hacked), how to prevent it (with open-source tools), and how to recover from it with VMware Secure State and CloudHealth.

SPEAKERS
Cathal Cleary, Director, CPE Services Management, VMware
Bahubali Shetti, Director of Cloud Advocacy, VMware
Level: Technical 200

 

6. Agentless Anti-Virus with NSX-T Guest Introspection Deep Dive [SAI1986B]

Explore Guest Introspection in VMware NSX-T, which delivers enhancements to the VMware vSphere platform such as simplified anti-virus and anti-malware management, streamlined lifecycle operations, improved endpoint performance, and a strengthened security posture.

SPEAKERS
Geoff Wilmington, Senior Technical Product Manager, NSBU, VMware
Level: Technical 200

 

7. Secure Data Center Endpoints with VMware AppDefense [ELW-2042-01-NET_U]

VMware AppDefense is a data center endpoint security product that protects applications running in virtualized environments. Rather than chasing after threats, AppDefense understands an application’s intended state and behavior, then monitors for changes to that intended state that indicate a threat. When a threat is detected, AppDefense automatically responds. In the LAB we Learn how VMware AppDefense uses VMware infrastructure to perform live scans of process memory, and remediate issues through the security policy layer within VMware NSX when anomalies are detected.

SPEAKERS
Wen Bin Tay, Solutions Engineer, VMware
Jitender Kumar, Customer Success Architect, VMware
Level: Technical 200

 

8. Practical Guide to Multi-layered Security in the SDDC [SAI1164BU]

Learn about security issues affecting today’s data centers, and how to address them via VMware NSX-T. We analyze security issues affecting today’s data centers, how to address them, and the peace of mind dividend on knowing the SDDC is secure.

SPEAKERS
Kirk Lacewell, Senior Technical Trainer, VMware
Tim Burkard, Senior Technical Instructor, VMware
Level: Technical 200

 

9. Automating vRealize Network Insight with PowerShell and Python [CODE1696U]

VMware vRealize Network Insight provides much insight for all things network, hybrid cloud, and virtual infrastructure. All this data can be consumed via its web interface or the public API. In this session, we’ll go through a few examples on automating vRealize Network Insight using PowerShell and Python. We’ll look at exporting network flow data from vRealize Network Insight and importing it to another system, doing bulk actions, and using the API to go all in and turn to ChatOps.

SPEAKERS
Martijn Smit, Technical Product Manager, VMware
Level: Technical 300

 

10. Program NSX-T Network and Security Using Python/Java [CODE2544U]

This educational session with enable people with programming skills to program networking and security using programming languages such as Python and Java.

SPEAKERS
Yasen Simeonov, Senior Technical Product Manager, VMware
Level: Technical 300

 

Hands-on Labs

 

1. Secure Data Center Endpoints with VMware AppDefense [ELW-2042-01-NET_U]

This educational session with enable people with programming skills to program networking and security using programming languages such as Python and Java.

SPEAKERS
Wen Bin Tay, Solutions Engineer, VMware
Jitender Kumar, Customer Success Architect, VMware