SDN Security: What could go wrong right?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 3:00-6:00pm at Coterie Charlotte

Software Defined Networking (SDN) opens a whole range of options for securing the network. Comprehensive visibility and control of the network enable a new generation of security services and solutions, implemented at a pace and level of automation granularity not previously possible. But SDN also brings with it new threats and issues for pioneering information security practitioners to sort out.

When it comes to SDN security there is no one way to get it right. Competing approaches each carry plusses and minuses. The good news is that there are lots of different ways to do well – none of them simple or casual. The trick is finding the right combination of practices, policies, solutions, and talent to match your organization’s requirements and resources.

Are you looking for practical insights on securing SDN?
If you’re working through the complexities of SDN security, this Hot Issue event is for you.

Join us as two well-known industry leaders debate the issues, angles, opportunities, and challenges of SDN security. With an eye toward weighting the SDN equation in favor of security success, Dave Shackleford and Aaron Turner are coming to Charlotte for a vigorous and highly interactive exchange in a casual environment.

The space is for comfort; the agenda is for productivity. Topics will include:

  • Compare and contrast SDN: on premises data center, cloud-based, and enterprise network
  • Different SDN security approaches – risks and rewards
  • Core threats, issues, and pitfalls
  • Policies that work
  • New technologies and solutions
  • Vendors leading the charge
  • Productive conversations with operations
  • Greenfield planning vs after-the-fact cleanup

The agenda is fluid. Drinks, appetizers, and time with your peers followed by introductions so you’ll all know who is in the room. Aaron and Dave will spend about an hour challenging each other’s differing perspectives on the topics. The rest of the time the floor is open to you to question or answer the experts and peers. If our experience is any indicator, the unscripted session will bring a rich diversity of useful insight into your time with us.

Audience

This event is designed with CISOs, security architects, and security practitioners in mind. Network architects and operations folks are encouraged to join as well.

This event is for IANS clients and invited guests — there is no vendor sponsorship or presence.



Facilitators

Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Dave Shackleford

Dave Shackleford

IANS Faculty