Visible to the public Game-Theoretic Analysis for Security of Various Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Architectures

TitleGame-Theoretic Analysis for Security of Various Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Architectures
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsQi, C., Wu, J., Chen, H., Yu, H., Hu, H., Cheng, G.
Conference Name2017 IEEE 85th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
Keywordscomputer network reliability, computer network security, Dynamic scheduling, dynamic scheduling mechanisms, dynamic SDN structures, dynamic systems, game theory, game-theoretic analysis, game-theoretic model, Games, Probes, pubcrawl, reliability, Resiliency, Resilient Security Architectures, Resilient Systems, security, security performance analysis, software defined networking, software-defined networking architectures, Switches, system reliability analysis

Security evaluation of diverse SDN frameworks is of significant importance to design resilient systems and deal with attacks. Focused on SDN scenarios, a game-theoretic model is proposed to analyze their security performance in existing SDN architectures. The model can describe specific traits in different structures, represent several types of information of players (attacker and defender) and quantitatively calculate systems' reliability. Simulation results illustrate dynamic SDN structures have distinct security improvement over static ones. Besides, effective dynamic scheduling mechanisms adopted in dynamic systems can enhance their security further.

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