Securing the Software Defined Network


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Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NfV) are two major trends in the networking industry. Both technologies are having a significant impact on the way in which networks are built which in turn is challenging traditional approaches to how networks are secured. This talk will aim to introduce both SDN and NfV concepts and then progress to looking at the two technologies both in terms of what they mean to the design of security as well as the security risks they introduce. 

Speaker Bio

Mark Jackson is a principal information assurance architect in Cisco’s UK Public Sector operation and has worked in the security industry for over 15 years. During this time Mark has supported major Government programs including G-Cloud, PSN and N3. He provides security consultancy across Cisco’s UK Public Sector client base with particular focus on network security architecture, cryptography and compliance.