One area where automation in NFV will be critical is in strengthening the service provider's approach to security in the network. Security is always a front-of-mind issue, but recent major DDoS and ransomware attacks -- like Petya, for example -- are raising the stakes, and the landscape in which these threats emerge is increasingly more complex than in legacy networks. (See NFV, SDN, Big Data – It's All About Automation and Petya Ransomware Takes the World by Storm.)
Service providers face growing security challenges as networks are built on a variety of physical and virtual platforms on equipment from multiple vendors, and building in security can slow deployment of new services.
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This week at Upskill U, Ed Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel , will cover the challenges operators face in furthering their goals for NFV while also meeting security requirements, and explore how NFV can provision for greater automation in response to new and emerging security threats. Fox will present the live course on "NFV & Security" this Wednesday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. ET. (Register for NFV & Security.)
Ed Fox, VP of Network Services for MetTel, delivers the course, "NFV & Security" at Upskill U on Wednesday.
Upskill U courses are delivered live at 1:00 p.m. ET, and on-demand versions of the programs are available immediately after the 45-minute presentation. Each course also features 15 minutes of Q&A with the presenter so listeners can get feedback on pressing questions in real-time. By using the live chat feature, listeners can discuss industry trends, ask questions and share resources with each other and the presenter.
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Join the Discussion Today We already have a discussion going on the chat board for this course -- feel free to go ahead and post any questions you have for Ed here. In addition to the Q&A at the end of the course, we'll get to a few questions during the lecture so it's a good idea to get your questions posted early!
Light Reading is spending much of this year digging into the details of how automation technology will impact the comms market, but let's take a moment to also look at how automation is set to overturn the current world order by the middle of the century.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.