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Douglas Gourlay

Vice President/General Manager, Cloud Networking Software


Speaker Bio

As VP/GM Douglas Gourlay is responsible for the revenue and growth of the Arista software portfolio. A twenty-year industry leader he has held roles as the CEO of Capture2, Corporate VP at Skyport Systems, VP of Marketing and Systems Engineering at Arista and VP of Marketing/Product Management at Cisco where he led the initial development of the Nexus product line. Doug holds over forty patents in networking technologies.

Doug served as a US Army Infantry Officer, ROTC at Auburn University, and studied Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare at Norwich University.


Owning the Network: Risk Management for Critical Infrastructure

Thursday, October 10 | 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Over the past five years we have seen a significant change in the threat landscape- with nation-state threat actors targeting a variety of globally networked systems. Networking infrastructure has also evolved from monolithic and proprietary operating systems to developing on top of Linux and other open source components.

The result of this confluence is that we are seeing an increase in the number of vulnerabilities and exploits affecting network elements, yet most organizations have not changed their patching and mitigation processes – often upgrading every few years at best.

This session will explore the current threats, vulnerabilities, and describe architectural changes and deployment models that can reduce enterprise risk and provide actionable strategies to protect your organization’s network.