Visible to the public SDN VANETs in 5G: An architecture for resilient security services

TitleSDN VANETs in 5G: An architecture for resilient security services
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHussein, A., Elhajj, I. H., Chehab, A., Kayssi, A.
Conference Name2017 Fourth International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS)
Keywords5G, 5G mobile communication, 5G technology, Ad Hoc Network Security, Computer architecture, delays, edge computing, eNBC, fifth generation technology, Fog Computing, pubcrawl, real-time user-defined security, Resiliency, Resilient Security Architectures, resilient VANET security design approach, RSC, SDN, SDN VANET, security, Security plane, Software, software defined networking, three-way integration, VANET, vehicular ad hoc networks, vehicular ad-hoc networks

Vehicular ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) have been promoted as a key technology that can provide a wide variety of services such as traffic management, passenger safety, as well as travel convenience and comfort. VANETs are now proposed to be part of the upcoming Fifth Generation (5G) technology, integrated with Software Defined Networking (SDN), as key enabler of 5G. The technology of fog computing in 5G turned out to be an adequate solution for faster processing in delay sensitive application, such as VANETs, being a hybrid solution between fully centralized and fully distributed networks. In this paper, we propose a three-way integration between VANETs, SDN, and 5G for a resilient VANET security design approach, which strikes a good balance between network, mobility, performance and security features. We show how such an approach can secure VANETs from different types of attacks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) targeting either the controllers or the vehicles in the network, and how to trace back the source of the attack. Our evaluation shows the capability of the proposed system to enforce different levels of real-time user-defined security, while maintaining low overhead and minimal configuration.

Citation Keyhussein_sdn_2017