March 26-29, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
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Thursday, March 29 • 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Protect Network Automation through Securing Keys in Hardware - Dhananjay Pavgi, Tech Mahindra Ltd & Srinivasa Rao Addepalli, Intel

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Network automation platforms are increasingly adopting Microservices. For example ONAP. ONAP Security loopholes, can significantly disrupt operations. Microservices spanning across geographies, need for deployments at edges, scale-out of these services add to security challenges. Trusted infrastructure is needed to enable secure communication among microservices with auto certificate enrolment. To keep private keys, secrets secure from adversaries and to eliminate passwords proliferation across microservices, file systems etc. This presentation discusses security challenges and potential solutions related to X.509v3 certificate enrolment, secure private key storage, secure cryptography execution, secure password storage and attestation of underlying platform/OS. It also discusses hardware technologies that help in providing root of trust for both key management and attestation.


Srinivasa Rao Addepalli

Sr. Principal Engineer & Chief Architect, Intel
Srini Addepalli has over 22+ years of experience in networking, security, analytics and automation. He has been in Intel for last 3 years working as Sr. Principal Engineer & Chief Architect. In his current role, he technically leads the software engineering & architecture activities... Read More →
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Dhananjay Pavgi

Competency Head, Tech Mahindra Ltd
With more than 2 decades of industry experience, Dhananjay Pavgi is an established Thought Leader in Telecommunications IT domain. At present, Dhananjay heads Center of Excellence for OSS2.0 at Tech Mahindra Ltd. Dhananjay is a member of Linux Foundation's ONAP TSC. In the past, Dhananjay... Read More →

Thursday March 29, 2018 3:40pm - 4:30pm
Hollywood Ballroom I

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