Check Point RSA Conference Session Highlights Security Issues With Software Defined Networks

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Check Point Fellow to Present on Thur., 2/27 and Fri., 2/28
Draft -CALGARY, AB – February 25, 2014- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, announced that Robert “Bob” Hinden, Check Point Fellow and IPv6 co-inventor, will be presenting at RSA Conference 2014 on software defined networks (SDN) security concerns.
WHAT: “SDN & Security: Why Take Over the Hosts When You Can Take Over the Network”
Software Defined Networks (SDN) is the new hot networking technology that is taking the network world by storm. It has a lot of great new possibilities, but it also brings with it some security concerns. Due to its centralized control of the network infrastructure, new kinds of network attacks are possible. To put it simply, why bother taking over the hosts when you can take over the network!
WHEN: Thursday, February 27th, 10:40-11:40 AM
WHERE: Moscone Center West, Room 2016
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Friday, February 28th, 9:00-10:00 AM
WHERE: Moscone Center North, Room 130
747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
At RSA Conference 2013, Hinden presented “The Security Threat to Smart Grid is Worse than We Think,” a session focused on the evolving security threats to smart grids. A replay of this session is available on podcast:
Visit Check Point in booth #1101 in the South Expo, Moscone Center at RSA Conference this week.
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