NFV Security

Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Amphi Athena

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), leveraging cloud computing, is set to radically change the architecture, security, and implementation of telecommunications networks globally.

The NFV Security day will have a sharp focus on the NFV security and will bring together the world-wide community of the NFV security leaders from the industry, academia, and regulators. If you want to meet the movers and shakers in this field, get a clear understanding of the NFV security problems, challenges, opportunities, and the state of the art development of security solutions, this day is for you.

The NFV Programme Committee is pleased to present the following programme! 

09:00 Opening
Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director General
09:05  Welcome and Setting the Scene for the NFV Security Challenges
Michael Lazar, DataArt Solutions Inc.
09:20 - 10:45 Session 1: NFV Security Challenges: Today and Future
Session Chair: Elisabetta Zaccaria – Secure Chorus Ltd
  • 09:20 Classification of NFV Vulnerabilities and Weaknesses
    Shahriar Pourazin, Sepehrs
  • 09:40 Security Challenges and Guidance for Protecting NFV on Cloud IaaS
    Theo Dimitrakos, Huawei Technologies
  • 10:00 Security Solution for Critical Infrastructure
    Erez Segev, ECI
  • 10:20 Questions & Answers
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee and Networking Break
11:15 - 12:45 Session 2: NFV Security Monitoring and Management
Session Chair: Tommy Charles – National Cyber Security Centre
  • 11:15 Trust and Attestation with Trusted Security Orchestrator for Telco Cloud
    Yoan Miche & Ian Oliver, Nokia Bell Labs
  • 11:35 4 Years Experience with NFV Automation and Security
    Basil Ahmed, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • 11:55 Security Specifications for VNF Packages
    Anand R. Prasad,3GPP SA3 Chairman, NEC Corporation
  • 12:15 Questions & Answers
12:45 - 14:00

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by          Fortinet small

14:00 - 15:30 Session 3: Building on the Roots of Trust
Session chair: Michael Lazar – DataArt Solutions Inc.
  • 14:00 Policy Based Security Management System for NFV-SDN and IoT Scenarios
    Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia
  • 14:20 An Approach to Comprehensively Secure NFV Infrastructure
    Steve Goeringer, CableLabs
  • 14:40 Using Secure Enclave Tethered to HSM to Secure the VNF and Enable Strong Integrity, Identity and Secrecy Mechanisms
    Luis Huapaya, Gemalto
  • 15:00 Questions & Answers
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and Networking Break

16:00 - 17:15







Session 4: PANEL DISCUSSION: Industry Perspective on NFV Deployment Security Challenges & Opportunities
Session Moderator: Galina Pildush, Palo Alto Networks

The purpose of the Panel discussion is to learn Industry perspective on NFV deployment security challenges and opportunities. The panel will bring together industry influencers from around the globe, where their opinions will be expressed. The panel will address the industry influencers' views on major drivers of NFV adoption into their infrastructures and the potential security challenges. This will be a high-level discussion, approaching all angles of various industries' perspectives on NFV's opportunities and challenges, including strategic perspectives, planning, and operational views.

  • Joseph Gersch, The Colorado State University in the United States
  • Gerald McQuaid, Vodafone
  • Brian Scriber, CableLabs
  • Nicolas Thomas, Fortinet

17:15 - 17:45

Wrap Up and Concluding Remarks of the Day
Igor Faynberg, CableLabs

17:45 - 20:00



Access the presentations and the biographies.

The NFV Programme Committee is composed of the following members:

  • Ashutosh Dutta, AT&T
  • Igor Faynberg, CableLabs
  • Alan Hayward, NCSC
  • Michael Lazar, DataArt
  • Alex Leadbeater, BT
  • Galina Pildush, Palo Alto Networks 
  • Kapil Sood, Intel 
  • Laurent Vreck, ETSI

The Programme Committee is in charge of selecting the presentations that fit the event objectives and build the NFV Security programme.

ETSI would like to thank FORTINET for sponsoring the NFV Security Day Lunch!

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