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Data Center Migration
So you want to move a running, fielded application into the cloud? The documentation may be incomplete or out of date, the "rock stars" that got the application initially have moved on to the next crisis and taken their knowledge with them. Furthermore, the current team has to collect all performance and security data to validate a successful migration.
The result is essentially a mini-development effort where the team has to reproduce the existing system in the new environment. This will require a lot of trial and error as the team iterates through the install and configuration of the new site. CONS3RT allows the team to constantly retry to rapidly narrow down the gaps. The access to tools for test and validation means that checks can be made in real time rather than at the end.
How do you rapidly re-validate compliance as changes to baseline (version, bug fix, vulnerability patches) occur? Standing up an environment that faithfully reproduces what is in the field in order to do a re-scan can take lots of time.
Performing security validation inside CONS3RT along the way means when a change comes along it is a quick process to re-run existing test cases, leveraging both the tools in the library (manual) and tools as services (automated). Typical edits to a system design and relaunch can be done in minutes. In fact, by having the security tests already in the library, testing can be done during the development and debug phase, rather than as an afterthought.
Imagine you're on a customer validation (IV&V) team has to integrate components from three contractors to perform testing. The contractors each have proprietary, in-process work product so they can't all work in the same lab. How do you make sure it all works?
Set up separate CONS3RT projects for the IV&V team and each contractor. Each contractor will enjoy privacy during their development and test phases and can choose when and what to promote to the IV&V project for integration testing. The contractor's project could even be connected to a cloud space they control. The IV&V team receives components that are already automated inside CONS3RT, so their integration task is much simpler. In addition, each of the other contractors could (at the IV&V team's discretion) have access to interim deliverables from each other so they can incorporate them in their development and test activities, thus catching any issues earlier in the process.
What if...? Testing
Often projects are behind on schedule and features with little to no time to experiment with designs. If it takes several days or weeks to build an environment, there is no incentive to try other options, like "Will increasing encryption levels affect performance?" or "Will this open-source database perform as well as the commercial product?"
By working from a system design in the library, CONS3RT users can quickly change system design parameters, configuration, or components and then re-launch and re-test to get "apples to apples" data for comparison.
How do you currently provide resources to perform cyber assessment in an ever-changing landscape? What if you could quickly create realistic environments that, if successful, will be contaminated and can be destroyed with the push of a button?
Define "recipes" for infrastructure, red team, and blue team tools to rapidly create environments. These would be in isolated cloudspaces as needed for proper security. It also allows for quick replacement during an exercise in the event something is rendered useless. Automating the creation frees the team, allowing for a take-no-prisoners approach during the event.
A customer is reporting an issue in the field and it needs to be reproduced in order to identify the fix. Your support team does not have all versions or configurations pre-installed in their lab. The delay to help the customers is frustrating on both sides. This is a more challenging issue if the customer is on an older version.
As products progress through the development/test/production lifecycle, those system designs are already in the CONS3RT library. Support has immediate access to all versions exactly how they were shipped and fielded, reducing the time to reproduce. And when they get a fix from engineering, the resource are available to test the changes and validate the upgrade path.
Is it painful for your users to access to latest and greatest products as part of their design and implementation planning?
Getting customers access to running products rather than ISOs and manuals encourages adoption. Create pre-built CONS3RT assets (components and systems) and share with the community. Leverage the full documentation feature on assets to share instructions, how-tos, etc. Provide access to temporary licenses so they can start right away. With this approach, users can quickly get things running and integrate them into their environments more easily than reconfiguring virtual appliances.
Scaling and Elasticity
Are you ready to handle more traffic? As end-user load increase, more servers must be fielded, which is risky and time consuming. Sometime, this is only a temporary spike so you don't want to invest a lot of resources.
Tie the performance monitoring tools to the CONS3RT API. When thresholds are crossed, commission additional system(s) via the CONS3RT library. When they are no longer needed, release them and the resources go away automatically, saving you time and money.