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Securing Large-Scale Networks
Date / Time: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
Overview:
 
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Service providers (SPs) have always focused on utilizing tools and applications that provide insight into network performance and vulnerabilities. However, as the telecom domain moves closer to the cloud, visibility becomes even more important in a security context as the threat landscape and the very nature of threat vectors continues to evolve.

As a result, SPs need to adjust their security strategies to manage all types of attacks, including relatively low-volume attacks. Join us as Shai Haim, security product marketing manager at Radware, and Jim Hodges, research director at Heavy Reading, discuss hidden DDoS floods and why this is one of the key challenges in securing large-scale networks.

Attendees will learn how large service providers handle visibility challenges and how a tier 1 carrier was able to revise its security stance to address these visibility challenges. In addition, attendees will understand the limitations of traditional security solutions used today and what the future holds.

Speakers:
Jim Hodges, Research Director – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading | bio Shai Haim, Security Product Marketing Manager, Radware | bio
 

Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the service assurance and security impact of the virtualized cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge. Jim focuses on the security impacts that cloud-based technologies such as 5G introduce from a cyber-threat detection perspective, as well as billing and service assurance transformation implications. Jim joined Heavy Reading from Nortel Networks, where he tracked the VoIP and application server market landscape and was a key contributor to the development of Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards. Additional technical experience was gained with Bell Canada, where he performed IN and SS7 network planning, numbering administration, technical model forecast creation and definition of regulatory-based interconnection models. Jim is based in Ottawa, Canada.

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Shai is a Product Marketing Manager in Radware’s network security group. his domain of expertise is service provider and carrier solutions, where he leads positioning, messaging, and product launches. Shai has a vast technical and marketing experience while working at Orange IL, Sony Mobile and startup companies. Shai holds a B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering.

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Radware’s Security Solutions architect team is responsible for supporting the security business line for Radware. As an integral member of the solutions architect team – James is focused on leading the design, creation and evolution of Radware’s global cloud security services management, orchestration, monitoring and analytics systems.

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Proven technical leader with 30+ years of expertise in driving innovation and new product launches with advanced network technologies which enable new services that establish revenue generation and produce cost reductions. Focused on maximizing value of technology, utilizing SDN automation including virtualized network platforms and cloud native ecosystems for service providers. Leverage emerging technologies to improve service performance and the customer experience. Able to attract and retain industry leading engineers, leading to successful new product launches, many of which were first in the telecommunications industry.

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Robert leads the Cox access engineering team that manages the technical deployments for Cox FTTH builds for both residential and commercial customers. Robert previously led the Cox commercial services engineering that built a national Cox Business services backbone and metro access network. He started his career at BellSouth and later AT&T. He was part of the product management team that launched DSL services as well as the initial fiber-to-the-cell site builds. He is a former board member and treasurer of the Metro Ethernet Forum.

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Tom Williams is Chief Technology Officer with Schurz Broadband Group. Tom began his career in the cable industry as an R&D engineer at Scientific-Atlanta developing and deploying the first digital set-top boxes. He moved into consulting with KPMG and later joined Comcast as the Regional Director of Engineering where he was first to deploy new technologies for the company including the VOD, HD-DVR, CHSI, HDTV and more. In 2006 Tom joined ARRIS as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, where he won 2 AMY awards and implemented a company-wide brand transformation and management strategy. Tom returned to consulting, as a Managing Partner with Brightset Consulting specializing in global marketing and communications strategies for technology companies. He joined the Schurz Communications leadership team in 2016 where he drives technology strategy for the company.

Tom is a long-standing member of SCTE, CTAM, NCTC and WICT. He enjoys mentoring young people interested in technology and advanced video related careers. He has served as a Board member on the Baltimore County Technology Council and the Technology Board for the University of Maryland driving technology solutions to serve students and faculty of the college. Tom was inducted into the prestigious Cable TV Pioneers in 2019.

An active participant in his hometown of Atlanta, he enjoys coaching youth sports teams, serving on community technology boards and supporting local and military-owned business growth. Tom is a member of the American Legion and a United States Marine Corps veteran. He is a member of the Marine Corps Memorial Association that educates and connects others on the history of the Corps and the sacrifices of those who serve.

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