Nick is a network engineer at the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (DoE). He’s part of the distributed team responsible for managing a heterogeneous, international, high-performance network consisting of production MPLS/VPLS, L2, L3, and disruptive technologies layers (OpenFlow, SDN and dark fiber) connecting all US Department of Energy sites and other research and education networks. He is also a Network Engineering member of the security team.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND HIM?
WHY DO WE LIKE HIM?
Opinionated and hard hitting, Buraglio has the kind of style and talent IT managers love.
WHAT’S HE THINKING ABOUT?
SDX, SDN, and security measures at Internet exchange points. The security aspects, specifically in the WAN, have been an afterthought, he says, and he wants to advocate for a “secure by default” software-defined wide area networks and traffic exchanges. Fundamentally, Internet exchanges use BGP “trust models” to secure traffic that he feels are limited. He sees the trust models depending on deprecated security that is in dire need of refresh (as is BGP in general). In a software-defined IxP, there needs to be a better way for not only validating resources but also potentially providing authorization into other software-defined autonomous systems.
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