Neil MacDonald

Neil MacDonald

Distinguished VP Analyst
Neil MacDonald is a Vice President, Distinguished Analyst and Gartner Fellow Emeritus in Gartner Research, based in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. MacDonald is a member of Gartner's information security, privacy and risk research team, focusing on securing next-generation virtualized and cloud-based computing environments. Specific research areas include container/serverless security, protection of hybrid cloud and IaaS workloads and applications, and protection from advanced and targeted attacks with adaptive security architectures based on a continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) strategic approach. His most recent research area explores the convergence of network and network security as a service into a cloud-based secure access service edge (SASE), enabling zero trust, anywhere/anytime access for a digital business and workforce.
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Monday, 18 May, 2020 02:15 PM|Monday, 18 May, 2020 03:00 PM
Security Considerations and Best Practices for Securing Containers and Kubernetes

Security considerations and best practices for securing containers and Kubernetes Docker containers are not inherently unsecure, but are being deployed unsecurely, driven by developers and a need for agility in service development and deployment. Security and risk management leaders must address container and Kubernetes security issues around vulnerabilities, visibility, compromise and compliance. This session will provide specific best practices for secure container and Kubernetes deployments.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 10:00 AM|Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 10:45 AM
Strategies for Consistent Security and Compliance in a Hybrid Multicloud World

Most enterprises will have data centers for years to come and most have adopted a multi-cloud strategy by design. This presentation will outline strategies for the consistent management and security of a hybrid multi-cloud environment composed of physical machines, virtual machines, containers and serverless workloads.

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 02:45 PM|Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 03:15 PM
A Pragmatic Approach to Implementing a Zero Trust Security Architecture

Changes in the threat landscape and ineffectiveness of current security architectures has driven an explosion of interest in zero trust security architectures. This presentation will build on the concepts of zero-trust networking and extend to operating systems, applications (including development), users and data. Topics will include the new NIST draft standard for zero trust as well as technologies and vendors providing solutions.

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