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Data Center Migration
So you want to move a running, fielded application into the Cloud? Maybe the documentation is incomplete and/or out of date, or perhaps the "rock stars" that initially got the application to work have moved on to the next crisis, taking their knowledge with them. In any case, the current team has to collect all performance and security data in order to validate a successful migration.
As a result, the team is forced to reproduce the existing system in the new environment in what amounts to a mini-development effort. Doing so will require substanial trial and error as the team iterates through the installation and configuration of the new site. CONS3RT allows the team to constantly retry and retest in order to quickly narrow down the gaps. 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 patches, bug fixes, and other changes to your baseline occur? Standing up an environment that faithfully reproduces what is in the field in order to do a re-scan can take considerable time.
By continuously performing security validation inside CONS3RT as changes come along, the process of re-running existing test cases becomes far quicker. Moreover, CONS3RT allows users to leverage both the tools in the Asset Library (manual) and tools as services (automated). A System Design can be edited and relaunched within minutes. In fact, by having the security tests already in the Asset Library, testing can be done during the development and debugging phase, rather than as an afterthought.
Imagine that you are on a customer validation (IV&V) team that has to integrate components from three contractors in order to perform testing. The contractors each have proprietary, in-process work products, so they can't all work in the same lab. How do you make sure everything 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 they 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 CloudSpace 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, such that they can incorporate them in their development and test activities and catch any issues earlier in the process.
What if...? Testing
Often times Projects are behind schedule and, as such, have little to no time to experiment with designs. After all, if it takes several days or weeks to build an environment, there is no incentive to try answering questions 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 Asset Library, CONS3RT users can quickly change System Design parameters, configuration, or components and then re-launch and re-test that System Design to get "apples-to-apples" data for comparison.
How do you currently provide the resources to perform cyber assessment in an ever-changing landscape? What if you could quickly create realistic environments that, if contaminated, can be destroyed with the push of a button?
Define "recipes" for infrastructure, Red Team, and Blue Team tools in order to rapidly create environments. These would be in isolated CloudSpaces as needed for proper security. Doing so 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 of the product pre-installed in their lab. Such a delay in helping the customers is frustrating on both sides. This issue becomes all the more challenging if the customer is on an older version.
As products progress through the development/test/production lifecycle, its Component Assets are already in the CONS3RT Library. As such, Support has immediate access to all versions exactly how they were shipped and fielded, reducing the time to reproduce. Moreover, when they get a fix from engineering, the resources 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, and so on. By providing access to temporary licenses, Project members can get started 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. Sometimes, this increase is only a temporary spike, so you do not 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.