Backwaters: Security Streaming Platform presented at FloCon2019 2019

by Chris Weber,

Summary : Backwaters is a project devoted to the transportation of security data for Comcast's Enterprise. This platform, which utilizes Apache Kafka, provides Comcast with a secure and highly available data pipeline which is cloud-agnostic.This talk will highlight why it is important to have a distributed streaming platform. It will discuss how to utilize open source-based tools and describe how security engineering was able to utilize Apache Kafka's API's to perform correlation and alerting of events.Attendees will Learn:Attendees will learn which open source software was used for creating private and public cloud infrastructure as well as which Apache Kafka APIs were utilized for security operations.