SDN Security: What Could Go Wrong Right?

Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:00-6:00pm at District Hall

Software-defined networking (SDN) opens a whole range of options for securing the network. Comprehensive network visibility and control 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 pluses and minuses. The good news is that there are lots of different ways to do it 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, Aaron Turner and Marcus Ranum are coming to Boston 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 Marcus 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 pose questions and interact with your peers. If our experience is any indicator, the unscripted session will be the highlight, bringing a rich diversity of useful insight into the conversation.

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.



Speakers

Aaron Turner

Aaron Turner

IANS Faculty

Marcus Ranum

Marcus Ranum

IANS Faculty