Virtualized Security: Finding a Balance Between Opportunity & Threat

DENVER — Software-defined networking (SDN) has become a possible answer to today’s network security issues, but it is also raising some concerns, according to executives speaking at Light Reading’s 2016 NFV & Carrier SDN event yesterday. The availability of more sophisticated tools is making cybercrimes easier to commit and is enabling a wider range of threats than ever before. Related Articles The Equation Group, a hacker group studied by Kaspersky Labs that’s widely believed to be part of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), is described as one of the most sophisticated hacker groups in the world. Executives at the event warned that network operators have to be aware of this group and need to be prepared to act. “The way we need to think about security, is how it needs to change — solutions…


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