Abstract: In this talk I will describe practical threats and solutions related to malicious (hardware and software) switches in cloud networks. In particular, I will focus on cloud networks that i) consolidate control over the (hardware and software) switches to a logically centralized controller and ii) use virtualization techniques for multi-tenancy. I will present some of my most compelling research from the past 4.5 years which involves work on covert channels in the control plane, and isolation in the data plane. I will talk about the attacks and defenses from a conceptual perspective and then support that using real-world software and/or hardware. If there is time I can also share some demos.
I'll show how quickly you can remotely fill hard disks with log files and cause havoc on a server.
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