Chapter Meeting JUNE 22nd - SDN Security: 2 sides of the same coin

Location ***** UPDATED*******
990 South Broadway
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80209

Scott Hogg is going to present Software Defined Networking (SDN) Security.
This presentation will cover two sides of security as it related to Software Defined Networking. The first side is to look at the security vulnerabilities in modern SDN architectures and systems and prescribe the methods to secure and SDN system. The second side is to review how SDN systems can create new security protections that are impossible to create with modern network architectures.

Presentation Abstract:

As enterprises look to adopt Software Defined Networking (SDN), the top of mind issue is the concern for security and if/how SDN products will assure them that their applications, data and infrastructure will not be vulnerable. Securing the SDN systems is one area of focus. With the introduction of SDN, a new method for securing the control plane traffic is needed. This presentation will review the attack vectors of SDN systems and share ways to secure the SDN-enabled virtualized network infrastructure.

The other side of the coin is that SDN systems have the potential to create new security solutions that address many of the areas that enterprises typically struggle with. SDNs enable networks to function in new and creative ways to help secure the environment. This presentation will review the use cases that SDN solutions can provide and the new applications of SDN that can secure modern enterprise and data center environments.

Tech Bio:

Scott Hogg is the CTO for Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI), a founding member of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force, and a member of the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence. Scott has authored the Cisco Press book on IPv6 Security and writes a popular blog for He has a B.S. in Computer Science, a M.S. in Telecommunications, along with his CCIE (#5133), CISSP (#4610) and many other industry and vendor certifications. Scott provides network engineering, security consulting, and training services to enterprises, focusing on creating reliable, high-performance, secure, manageable, and cost effective networked solutions.

Date of Event: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00