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Patrick Crowley

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Crowley

Patrick Crowley is the founder and chief technology officer at Observable Networks and is responsible for the evolution and evangelism of the company's technical strategy. For over a decade, Patrick has been a leading researcher on deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies within various academic, commercial, and government communities. Additionally, Patrick is Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

Blog posts by Patrick Crowley

A New Way to Look at Observable Networks

Several years ago, my team and I set out to explore a new way to look at network security. We felt a new way was needed because some important and irrefutable trends -- the rising use of end-to-end encryption, the proliferation of connected devices, and the remaking of the IT world in the cloud -- were rendering much of traditional security obsolete...

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Is Universal End-to-End Encryption Inevitable?

Demands for data privacy is rising. Providers are pushing to satisfy demand. What is the appropriate level of data encryption? Is there such a thing as too much?

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What Is Endpoint Modeling, and Why Does it Matter to You?

Today, endpoint modeling represents a profoundly new way of increasing network security. But if you're still not sure what endpoint modeling is, we thought we'd give a brief overview of the technology – and the benefits it can provide.

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Why Do We Need a New Way to Look at Security?

Three Technology Trends that May Increase Your Vulnerability

Do we really need a new way to look at network security? The answer is a resounding "yes." As evidenced by the recent Sony hack, security problems are getting worse, not better, and both the frequency and severity of the incidents are increasing.

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