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September 28-30, 2020
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Tuesday, September 29 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Securing a Network Virtualized with Containers and Kubernetes: Example Solutions and Current Gaps - Samuli Kuusela, Ericsson & Amy Zwarico, AT&T

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Virtualization is evolving to containerized workloads orchestrated by Kubernetes because of simpler deployment and management than with virtual machines. However, there are concerns that containers are not as secure as virtual machines, and that Kubernetes orchestration can introduce additional risks.

These concerns, both real and perceived, will be described by the speakers, with specific concentration on the risk to the security of the container isolation model. The heart of the talk is a presentation of joint efforts by CNTT and ONAP to define practical security architectures, controls and tests for NFVi with Kubernetes that addresses the realities of such deployments, such as ensuring isolation among cloud native network functions (CNF) with differing operating system privilege requirements. Finally, the speakers present both hardware and software isolation solutions for sandboxing less trusted Edge workloads.

Speakers
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Amy Zwarico

Lead Member of Technical Staff, AT&T
Amy Zwarico is a Lead Member of Technical staff in AT&T’s Chief Security office, specializing in software and open source security. She has been actively involved ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) security since the Amsterdam release, and is currently serving as vice chair... Read More →
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Samuli Kuusela

Security Architect, Ericsson
Samuli Kuusela is a Security Architect in Ericsson’s Chief Technology Office, focusing on getting security right in the Ericsson portfolio, especially in the context of new technologies like cloud-native and Kubernetes. He has been active in ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform... Read More →



Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Cloud Networking & Edge Theater
  Cloud Networking & Edge
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