Presented by Dr. Israat Haque at the 2018 Atlantic Security Conference
Software Defined Network (SDN) is a new approach of designing networks. In SDN architecture network control function is decoupled from hardware like routers and switches. This decoupled control function is executed in a logically centralized controller with a global network view. Furthermore, SDN brings network programmability. The decoupled control plane, global network view and network programmability bring efficiency and flexibility in network management and configuration. This talk will introduce Software Defined Networking. The controller is considered as a cornerstone in SDN based design. Thus, there will be a performance comparison of two important SDN controllers ONOS and OpenDaylight. Finally, the talk will provide an overview on the benefits and weaknesses of SDN based design in the context of network security.
Music: Borrtex - Last Day of High School.
Dr. Israat Haque is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at Dalhousie University. She received her PhD degree in Computing Science from the University of Alberta. Her research interest includes network design and optimization in the area of Software Defined Networking, Internet of Things, and Cyber Physical System. Dr. Haque received several awards and recognitions like NSERC post-doctoral fellowship and best paper award in IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2016. She serves as a Technical Program Committee member of IEEE ICC, Globecom, NetSoft, and many more. She is in the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
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