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Tuesday, March 15 • 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Securing SDN Controllers – Attack Surfaces and Mitigation Strategies - Rafat Jahan & Vedyas Krishnamoorthy, Tata Consultancy Services

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SDN controller is identified as the single most important point of failure that can affect the entire network, hence securing the controller from external sources of attack is of importance. The attack could be from the application, network or the peer controllers. The rationale behind a unified controller security plugin is to devise a security information repository for the applications and is developed for SDN controllers as an infrastructure that provides a single pane of visibility related to controller security. The security information could be for collating source of different attacks reported in SB plugins/suspected controller intrusions or information about trusted controllers in the network. It also opens the possibility of mitigating persistent attack(s)on the controller by blocking(quarantining)the offending switches/ports or locking them down temporarily/permanently.

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Rafat Jahan

Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services
Rafat Jahan is an R&D Analyst working on Software Defined Networking with TATA Consultancy Services. | Rafat has been working as a Research and Development Analyst in the telecom domain, focusing on Software Defined Networking. She has experience of over 8 years which spans across SDN and Wireless solutions. Rafat has been involved in ideation and implementation of SDN solution. Currently, she is working on SDN solution at EPC backhaul.
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Vedyas Krishnamoorthy

Lead - Business Development, INESC-ID Lisboa
Ved has 16 years of experience across various telecom technologies. He leads the Openstack initiative at Tata Consultancy Services with specific focus on Telco Cloud capabilities.


Tuesday March 15, 2016 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Grand Ballroom D Santa Clara Convention Center

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