Chaos engineering: Fixing your business by breaking your IT infrastructure

Caleb Queern talks about what chaos engineering is, and how it can help your business.

At some point in time, different components of your IT infrastructure – even those that are cloud-based – will go down. And when it happens, it can wreak havoc on your business. Taking a proactive measure, an increasing number of organizations are adopting “chaos engineering.”

Chaos engineering is similar to the fault tolerance or fault injection concept used in some industries. It is the practice of introducing random or relatively unpredictable events that might harm the business in a very controlled manner as an experiment to learn, and then using that learning to make your environment more resilient.

Yes, you read that right…intentionally taking machines offline to study the downstream effects on the business.

In this podcast, Caleb Queern, a security services-focused member of KPMG’s Advisory group, sat down to discuss:

  • What chaos engineering is, and how it can help your business
  • The two major controls that make chaos engineering far less reckless than it sounds
  • How and where your organization can learn about and get started with chaos engineering
Caleb Queern

Caleb Queern

Director, Cyber Security, KPMG US