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2022-07-01
Mani, Santosh, Nene, Manisha J.  2021.  Self-organizing Software Defined Mesh Networks to Counter Failures and Attacks. 2021 International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (CONIT). :1–7.
With current Traditional / Legacy networks, the reliance on manual intervention to solve a variety of issues be it primary operational functionalities like addressing Link-failure or other consequent complexities arising out of existing solutions for challenges like Link-flapping or facing attacks like DDoS attacks is substantial. This physical and manual approach towards network configurations to make significant changes result in very slow updates and increased probability of errors and are not sufficient to address and support the rapidly shifting workload of the networks due to the fact that networking decisions are left to the hands of physical networking devices. With the advent of Software Defined Networking (SDN) which abstracts the network functionality planes, separating it from physical hardware – and decoupling the data plane from the control plane, it is able to provide a degree of automation for the network resources and management of the services provided by the network. This paper explores some of the aspects of automation provided by SDN capabilities in a Mesh Network (provides Network Security with redundancy of communication links) which contribute towards making the network inherently intelligent and take decisions without manual intervention and thus take a step towards Intelligent Automated Networks.
Soltani, Sanaz, Shojafar, Mohammad, Mostafaei, Habib, Pooranian, Zahra, Tafazolli, Rahim.  2021.  Link Latency Attack in Software-Defined Networks. 2021 17th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM). :187–193.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has found applications in different domains, including wired- and wireless networks. The SDN controller has a global view of the network topology, which is vulnerable to topology poisoning attacks, e.g., link fabrication and host-location hijacking. The adversaries can leverage these attacks to monitor the flows or drop them. However, current defence systems such as TopoGuard and TopoGuard+ can detect such attacks. In this paper, we introduce the Link Latency Attack (LLA) that can successfully bypass the systems' defence mechanisms above. In LLA, the adversary can add a fake link into the network and corrupt the controller's view from the network topology. This can be accomplished by compromising the end hosts without the need to attack the SDN-enabled switches. We develop a Machine Learning-based Link Guard (MLLG) system to provide the required defence for LLA. We test the performance of our system using an emulated network on Mininet, and the obtained results show an accuracy of 98.22% in detecting the attack. Interestingly, MLLG improves 16% the accuracy of TopoGuard+.
2022-05-24
Fazea, Yousef, Mohammed, Fathey.  2021.  Software Defined Networking based Information Centric Networking: An Overview of Approaches and Challenges. 2021 International Congress of Advanced Technology and Engineering (ICOTEN). :1–8.
ICN (Information-Centric Networking) is a traditional networking approach which focuses on Internet design, while SDN (Software Defined Networking) is known as a speedy and flexible networking approach. Integrating these two approaches can solve different kinds of traditional networking problems. On the other hand, it may expose new challenges. In this paper, we study how these two networking approaches are been combined to form SDN-based ICN architecture to improve network administration. Recent research is explored to identify the SDN-based ICN challenges, provide a critical analysis of the current integration approaches, and determine open issues for further research.
2022-04-19
Li, Kun, Wang, Rui, Li, Haiwei, Hao, Yan.  2021.  A Network Attack Blocking Scheme Based on Threat Intelligence. 2021 6th International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Signal Processing (ICSP). :976–980.
In the current network security situation, the types of network threats are complex and changeable. With the development of the Internet and the application of information technology, the general trend is opener. Important data and important business applications will face more serious security threats. However, with the development of cloud computing technology, the trend of large-scale deployment of important business applications in cloud centers has greatly increased. The development and use of software-defined networks in cloud data centers have greatly reduced the effect of traditional network security boundary protection. How to find an effective way to protect important applications in open multi-step large-scale cloud data centers is a problem we need to solve. Threat intelligence has become an important means to solve complex network attacks, realize real-time threat early warning and attack tracking because of its ability to analyze the threat intelligence data of various network attacks. Based on the research of threat intelligence, machine learning, cloud central network, SDN and other technologies, this paper proposes an active defense method of network security based on threat intelligence for super-large cloud data centers.
2022-04-13
Mishra, Sarthak, Chatterjee, Pinaki Sankar.  2021.  D3: Detection and Prevention of DDoS Attack Using Cuckoo Filter. 2021 19th OITS International Conference on Information Technology (OCIT). :279—284.
DDoS attacks have grown in popularity as a tactic for potential hackers, cyber blackmailers, and cyberpunks. These attacks have the potential to put a person unconscious in a matter of seconds, resulting in severe economic losses. Despite the vast range of conventional mitigation techniques available today, DDoS assaults are still happening to grow in frequency, volume, and intensity. A new network paradigm is necessary to meet the requirements of today's tough security issues. We examine the available detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks techniques in depth. We classify solutions based on detection of DDoS attacks methodologies and define the prerequisites for a feasible solution. We present a novel methodology named D3 for detecting and mitigating DDoS attacks using cuckoo filter.
Whittle, Cameron S., Liu, Hong.  2021.  Effectiveness of Entropy-Based DDoS Prevention for Software Defined Networks. 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST). :1—7.
This work investigates entropy-based prevention of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks for Software Defined Networks (SDN). The experiments are conducted on a virtual SDN testbed setup within Mininet, a Linux-based network emulator. An arms race iterates on the SDN testbed between offense, launching botnet-based DDoS attacks with progressive sophistications, and defense who is deploying SDN controls with emerging technologies from other faucets of cyber engineering. The investigation focuses on the transmission control protocol’s synchronize flood attack that exploits vulnerabilities in the three-way TCP handshake protocol, to lock up a host from serving new users.The defensive strategy starts with a common packet filtering-based design from the literature to mitigate attacks. Utilizing machine learning algorithms, SDNs actively monitor all possible traffic as a collective dataset to detect DDoS attacks in real time. A constant upgrade to a stronger defense is necessary, as cyber/network security is an ongoing front where attackers always have the element of surprise. The defense further invests on entropy methods to improve early detection of DDoS attacks within the testbed environment. Entropy allows SDNs to learn the expected normal traffic patterns for a network as a whole using real time mathematical calculations, so that the SDN controllers can sense the distributed attack vectors building up before they overwhelm the network.This work reveals the vulnerabilities of SDNs to stealthy DDoS attacks and demonstrates the effectiveness of deploying entropy in SDN controllers for detection and mitigation purposes. Future work includes provisions to use these entropy detection methods, as part of a larger system, to redirect traffic and protect networks dynamically in real time. Other types of DoS, such as ransomware, will also be considered.
Liu, Luo, Jiang, Wang, Li, Jia.  2021.  A CGAN-based DDoS Attack Detection Method in SDN. 2021 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC). :1030—1034.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is a common way of network attack. It has the characteristics of wide distribution, low cost and difficult defense. The traditional algorithms of machine learning (ML) have such shortcomings as excessive systemic overhead and low accuracy in detection of DDoS. In this paper, a CGAN (conditional generative adversarial networks, conditional GAN) -based method is proposed to detect the attack of DDoS. On off-line training, five features are extracted in order to adapt the input of neural network. On the online recognition, CGAN model is adopted to recognize the packets of DDoS attack. The experimental results demonstrate that our proposed method obtains the better performance than the random forest-based method.
Munmun, Farha Akhter, Paul, Mahuwa.  2021.  Challenges of DDoS Attack Mitigation in IoT Devices by Software Defined Networking (SDN). 2021 International Conference on Science Contemporary Technologies (ICSCT). :1—5.

Over the last few years, the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) is attaining much more concern on smart computing devices. With the exponential growth of small devices and at the same time cheap prices of these sensing devices, there raises an important question for the security of the stored information as these devices generate a large amount of private data for observing and controlling purposes. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are current examples of major security threats to IoT devices. As yet, no standard protocol can fully ensure the security of IoT devices. But adaptive decision making along with elasticity and incessant monitoring is required. These difficulties can be resolved with the assistance of Software Defined Networking (SDN) which can viably deal with the security dangers to the IoT devices in a powerful and versatile way without hampering the lightweightness of the IoT devices. Although SDN performs quite well for managing and controlling IoT devices, security is still an open concern. Nonetheless, there are a few challenges relating to the mitigation of DDoS attacks in IoT systems implemented with SDN architecture. In this paper, a brief overview of some of the popular DDoS attack mitigation techniques and their limitations are described. Also, the challenges of implementing these techniques in SDN-based architecture to IoT devices have been presented.

Nurwarsito, Heru, Nadhif, Muhammad Fahmy.  2021.  DDoS Attack Early Detection and Mitigation System on SDN using Random Forest Algorithm and Ryu Framework. 2021 8th International Conference on Computer and Communication Engineering (ICCCE). :178—183.

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks became a true threat to network infrastructure. DDoS attacks are capable of inflicting major disruption to the information communication technology infrastructure. DDoS attacks aim to paralyze networks by overloading servers, network links, and network devices with illegitimate traffic. Therefore, it is important to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks to reduce the impact of DDoS attacks. In traditional networks, the hardware and software to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks are expensive and difficult to deploy. Software-Defined Network (SDN) is a new paradigm in network architecture by separating the control plane and data plane, thereby increasing scalability, flexibility, control, and network management. Therefore, SDN can dynamically change DDoS traffic forwarding rules and improve network security. In this study, a DDoS attack detection and mitigation system was built on the SDN architecture using the random forest machine-learning algorithm. The random forest algorithm will classify normal and attack packets based on flow entries. If packets are classified as a DDoS attack, it will be mitigated by adding flow rules to the switch. Based on tests that have been done, the detection system can detect DDoS attacks with an average accuracy of 98.38% and an average detection time of 36 ms. Then the mitigation system can mitigate DDoS attacks with an average mitigation time of 1179 ms and can reduce the average number of attack packets that enter the victim host by 15672 packets and can reduce the average number of CPU usage on the controller by 44,9%.

2022-04-01
Mutaher, Hamza, Kumar, Pradeep.  2021.  Security-Enhanced SDN Controller Based Kerberos Authentication Protocol. 2021 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science Engineering (Confluence). :672–677.
Scalability is one of the effective features of the Software Defined Network (SDN) that allows several devices to communicate with each other. In SDN scalable networks, the number of hosts keeps increasing as per networks need. This increment makes network administrators take a straightforward action to ensure these hosts' authenticity in the network. To address this issue, we proposed a technique to authenticate SDN hosts before permitting them to establish communication with the SDN controller. In this technique, we used the Kerberos authentication protocol to ensure the authenticity of the hosts. Kerberos verifies the hosts' credentials using a centralized server contains all hosts IDs and passwords. This technique eases the secure communication between the hosts and controller and allows the hosts to safely get network rules and policies. The proposed technique ensures the immunity of the network against network attacks.
Sutton, Robert, Ludwiniak, Robert, Pitropakis, Nikolaos, Chrysoulas, Christos, Dagiuklas, Tasos.  2021.  Towards An SDN Assisted IDS. 2021 11th IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS). :1–5.
Modern Intrusion Detection Systems are able to identify and check all traffic crossing the network segments that they are only set to monitor. Traditional network infrastructures use static detection mechanisms that check and monitor specific types of malicious traffic. To mitigate this potential waste of resources and improve scalability across an entire network, we propose a methodology which deploys distributed IDS in a Software Defined Network allowing them to be used for specific types of traffic as and when it appears on a network. The core of our work is the creation of an SDN application that takes input from a Snort IDS instances, thus working as a classifier for incoming network traffic with a static ruleset for those classifications. Our application has been tested on a virtualised platform where it performed as planned holding its position for limited use on static and controlled test environments.
Dinh, Phuc Trinh, Park, Minho.  2021.  BDF-SDN: A Big Data Framework for DDoS Attack Detection in Large-Scale SDN-Based Cloud. 2021 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (DSC). :1–8.
Software-defined networking (SDN) nowadays is extensively being used in a variety of practical settings, provides a new way to manage networks by separating the data plane from its control plane. However, SDN is particularly vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks because of its centralized control logic. Many studies have been proposed to tackle DDoS attacks in an SDN design using machine-learning-based schemes; however, these feature-based detection schemes are highly resource-intensive and they are unable to perform reliably in such a large-scale SDN network where a massive amount of traffic data is generated from both control and data planes. This can deplete computing resources, degrade network performance, or even shut down the network systems owing to being exhausting resources. To address the above challenges, this paper proposes a big data framework to overcome traditional data processing limitations and to exploit distributed resources effectively for the most compute-intensive tasks such as DDoS attack detection using machine learning techniques, etc. We demonstrate the robustness, scalability, and effectiveness of our framework through practical experiments.
Rezaei, Ghazal, Hashemi, Massoud Reza.  2021.  An SDN-based Firewall for Networks with Varying Security Requirements. 2021 26th International Computer Conference, Computer Society of Iran (CSICC). :1–7.
With the new coronavirus crisis, medical devices' workload has increased dramatically, leaving them growingly vulnerable to security threats and in need of a comprehensive solution. In this work, we take advantage of the flexible and highly manageable nature of Software Defined Networks (SDN) to design a thoroughgoing security framework that covers a health organization's various security requirements. Our solution comes to be an advanced SDN firewall that solves the issues facing traditional firewalls. It enables the partitioning of the organization's network and the enforcement of different filtering and monitoring behaviors on each partition depending on security conditions. We pursued the network's efficient and dynamic security management with the least human intervention in designing our model which makes it generally qualified to use in networks with different security requirements.
Chasaki, Danai, Mansour, Christopher.  2021.  Detecting Malicious Hosts in SDN through System Call Learning. IEEE INFOCOM 2021 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS). :1–2.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has changed the way of designing and managing networks through programmability. However, programmability also introduces security threats. In this work we address the issue of malicious hosts running malicious applications that bypass the standard SDN based detection mechanisms. The SDN security system we are proposing periodically monitors the system calls utilization of the different SDN applications installed, learns from past system behavior using machine learning classifiers, and thus accurately detects the existence of an unusual activity or a malicious application.
Liang, Huichao, Liu, Han, Dang, Fangfang, Yan, Lijing, Li, Dingding.  2021.  Information System Security Protection Based on SDN Technology in Cloud Computing Environment. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computer Applications (AEECA). :432–435.
Cloud computing is a modern computing mode based on network, which is widely participated by the public, and provides virtualized dynamic computing resources in the form of services. Cloud computing builds an effective communication platform with the help of computer internet, so that users can get the same computing resources even if they are in different areas. With its unique technical characteristics and advantages, cloud computing has been deployed to practical applications more and more, and the consequent security problems of cloud computing have become increasingly prominent. In addition to the original cloud computing environment, this paper proposes to build a secure cloud with cloud technology, deploy security agents in the business cloud, connect the business cloud, security cloud and security agents through SDN (software defined network) technology, and dynamically divide the business cloud into logically isolated business areas through security agents. Therefore, security is separated from the specific implementation technology and deployment scheme of business cloud, and an information security protection scheme under cloud computing environment is proposed according to the characteristics of various factors, so as to enhance the security of network information.
Thorat, Pankaj, Dubey, Niraj Kumar, Khetan, Kunal, Challa, Rajesh.  2021.  SDN-based Predictive Alarm Manager for Security Attacks Detection at the IoT Gateways. 2021 IEEE 18th Annual Consumer Communications Networking Conference (CCNC). :1–2.
The growing adoption of IoT devices is creating a huge positive impact on human life. However, it is also making the network more vulnerable to security threats. One of the major threats is malicious traffic injection attack, where the hacked IoT devices overwhelm the application servers causing large-scale service disruption. To address such attacks, we propose a Software Defined Networking based predictive alarm manager solution for malicious traffic detection and mitigation at the IoT Gateway. Our experimental results with the proposed solution confirms the detection of malicious flows with nearly 95% precision on average and at its best with around 99% precision.
Song, Yan, Luo, Wenjing, Li, Jian, Xu, Panfeng, Wei, Jianwei.  2021.  SDN-based Industrial Internet Security Gateway. 2021 International Conference on Security, Pattern Analysis, and Cybernetics(SPAC). :238–243.
Industrial Internet is widely used in the production field. As the openness of networks increases, industrial networks facing increasing security risks. Information and communication technologies are now available for most industrial manufacturing. This industry-oriented evolution has driven the emergence of cloud systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Industry 4.0. However, new technologies are always accompanied by security vulnerabilities, which often expose unpredictable risks. Industrial safety has become one of the most essential and challenging requirements. In this article, we highlight the serious challenges facing Industry 4.0, introduce industrial security issues and present the current awareness of security within the industry. In this paper, we propose solutions for the anomaly detection and defense of the industrial Internet based on the demand characteristics of network security, the main types of intrusions and their vulnerability characteristics. The main work is as follows: This paper first analyzes the basic network security issues, including the network security needs, the security threats and the solutions. Secondly, the security requirements of the industrial Internet are analyzed with the characteristics of industrial sites. Then, the threats and attacks on the network are analyzed, i.e., system-related threats and process-related threats; finally, the current research status is introduced from the perspective of network protection, and the research angle of this paper, i.e., network anomaly detection and network defense, is proposed in conjunction with relevant standards. This paper proposes a software-defined network (SDN)-based industrial Internet security gateway for the security protection of the industrial Internet. Since there are some known types of attacks in the industrial network, in order to fully exploit the effective information, we combine the ExtratreesClassifier to enhance the detection rate of anomaly detection. In order to verify the effectiveness of the algorithm, this paper simulates an industrial network attack, using the acquired training data for testing. The test data are industrial network traffic datasets, and the experimental results show that the algorithm is suitable for anomaly detection in industrial networks.
2022-03-15
Prabavathy, S., Supriya, V..  2021.  SDN based Cognitive Security System for Large-Scale Internet of Things using Fog Computing. 2021 International Conference on Emerging Techniques in Computational Intelligence (ICETCI). :129—134.
Internet of Things (IoT) is penetrating into every aspect of our personal lives including our body, our home and our living environment which poses numerous security challenges. The number of heterogeneous connected devices is increasing exponentially in IoT, which in turn increases the attack surface of IoT. This forces the need for uniform, distributed security mechanism which can efficiently detect the attack at faster rate in highly scalable IoT environment. The proposed work satisfies this requirement by providing a security framework which combines Fog computing and Software Defined Networking (SDN). The experimental results depicts the effectiveness in protecting the IoT applications at faster rate
2022-03-14
Farooq, Muhammad Usman, Rashid, Muhammad, Azam, Farooque, Rasheed, Yawar, Anwar, Muhammad Waseem, Shahid, Zohaib.  2021.  A Model-Driven Framework for the Prevention of DoS Attacks in Software Defined Networking (SDN). 2021 IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon). :1–7.
Security is a key component of the network. Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a refined form of traditional network management system. It is a new encouraging approach to design-build and manage networks. SDN decouples control plane (software-based router) and data plane (software-based switch), hence it is programmable. Consequently, it facilitates implementation of security based applications for the prevention of DOS attacks. Various solutions have been proposed by researches for handling of DOS attacks in SDN. However, these solutions are very limited in scope, complex, time consuming and change resistant. In this article, we have proposed a novel model driven framework i.e. MDAP (Model Based DOS Attacks Prevention) Framework. Particularly, a meta model is proposed. As tool support, a tree editor and a Sirius based graphical modeling tool with drag drop palette have been developed in Oboe designer community edition. The tool support allows modeling and visualization of simple and complex network topology scenarios. A Model to Text transformation engine has also been made part of framework that generates java code for the Floodlight SDN controller from the modeled scenario. The validity of proposed framework has been demonstrated via case study. The results prove that the proposed framework can effectively handle DOS attacks in SDN with simplicity as per the true essence of MDSE and can be reliably used for the automation of security based applications in order to deny DOS attacks in SDN.
2022-03-08
Kh., Djuraev R., R., Botirov S., O., Juraev F..  2021.  A simulation model of a cloud data center based on traditional networks and Software-defined network. 2021 International Conference on Information Science and Communications Technologies (ICISCT). :1–4.
In this article we have developed a simulation model in the Mininet environment for analyzing the operation of a software-defined network (SDN) in cloud data centers. The results of the simulation model of the operation of the SDN network on the Mininet emulator and the results of the simulation of the traditional network in the Graphical Network Simulator 3 emulator are presented.
2022-03-01
Varadharajan, Vijay, Tupakula, Uday, Karmakar, Kallol Krishna.  2021.  Software Enabled Security Architecture and Mechanisms for Securing 5G Network Services. 2021 IEEE 7th International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft). :273–277.
The 5G network systems are evolving and have complex network infrastructures. There is a great deal of work in this area focused on meeting the stringent service requirements for the 5G networks. Within this context, security requirements play a critical role as 5G networks can support a range of services such as healthcare services, financial and critical infrastructures. 3GPP and ETSI have been developing security frameworks for 5G networks. Our work in 5G security has been focusing on the design of security architecture and mechanisms enabling dynamic establishment of secure and trusted end to end services as well as development of mechanisms to proactively detect and mitigate security attacks in virtualised network infrastructures. The focus of this paper is on the latter, namely the facilities and mechanisms, and the design of a security architecture providing facilities and mechanisms to detect and mitigate specific security attacks. We have developed a simplified version of the security architecture using Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) technologies. The specific security functions developed in this architecture can be directly integrated into the 5G core network facilities enhancing its security.
Thu Hien, Do Thi, Do Hoang, Hien, Pham, Van-Hau.  2021.  Empirical Study on Reconnaissance Attacks in SDN-Aware Network for Evaluating Cyber Deception. 2021 RIVF International Conference on Computing and Communication Technologies (RIVF). :1–6.
Thanks to advances in network architecture with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) paradigm, there are various approaches for eliminating attack surface in the largescale networks relied on the essence of the SDN principle. They are ranging from intrusion detection to moving target defense, and cyber deception that leverages the network programmability. Therein, cyber deception is considered as a proactive defense strategy for the usual network operation since it makes attackers spend more time and effort to successfully compromise network systems. In this paper, we concentrate on reconnaissance attacks in SDN-enabled networks to collect the sensitive information for hackers to conduct further attacks. In more details, we introduce SDNRecon tool to perform reconnaissance attacks, which can be useful in evaluating cyber deception techniques deployed in SDN-aware networks.
2022-02-07
Abbood, Zainab Ali, Atilla, Doğu Çağdaş, Aydin, Çağatay, Mahmoud, Mahmoud Shuker.  2021.  A Survey on Intrusion Detection System in Ad Hoc Networks Based on Machine Learning. 2021 International Conference of Modern Trends in Information and Communication Technology Industry (MTICTI). :1–8.
This advanced research survey aims to perform intrusion detection and routing in ad hoc networks in wireless MANET networks using machine learning techniques. The MANETs are composed of several ad-hoc nodes that are randomly or deterministically distributed for communication and acquisition and to forward the data to the gateway for enhanced communication securely. MANETs are used in many applications such as in health care for communication; in utilities such as industries to monitor equipment and detect any malfunction during regular production activity. In general, MANETs take measurements of the desired application and send this information to a gateway, whereby the user can interpret the information to achieve the desired purpose. The main importance of MANETs in intrusion detection is that they can be trained to detect intrusion and real-time attacks in the CIC-IDS 2019 dataset. MANETs routing protocols are designed to establish routes between the source and destination nodes. What these routing protocols do is that they decompose the network into more manageable pieces and provide ways of sharing information among its neighbors first and then throughout the whole network. The landscape of exciting libraries and techniques is constantly evolving, and so are the possibilities and options for experiments. Implementing the framework in python helps in reducing syntactic complexity, increases performance compared to implementations in scripting languages, and provides memory safety.
Narayanankutty, Hrishikesh.  2021.  Self-Adapting Model-Based SDSec For IoT Networks Using Machine Learning. 2021 IEEE 18th International Conference on Software Architecture Companion (ICSA-C). :92–93.
IoT networks today face a myriad of security vulnerabilities in their infrastructure due to its wide attack surface. Large-scale networks are increasingly adopting a Software-Defined Networking approach, it allows for simplified network control and management through network virtualization. Since traditional security mechanisms are incapable of handling virtualized environments, SDSec or Software-Defined Security is introduced as a solution to support virtualized infrastructure, specifically aimed at providing security solutions to SDN frameworks. To further aid large scale design and development of SDN frameworks, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) has been proposed to be used at the design phase, since abstraction, automation and analysis are inherently key aspects of MDE. This provides an efficient approach to reducing large problems through models that abstract away the complex technicality of the total system. Making adaptations to these models to address security issues faced in IoT networks, largely reduces cost and improves efficiency. These models can be simulated, analysed and supports architecture model adaptation; model changes are then reflected back to the real system. We propose a model-driven security approach for SDSec networks that can self-adapt using machine learning to mitigate security threats. The overall design time changes can be monitored at run time through machine learning techniques (e.g. deep, reinforcement learning) for real time analysis. This approach can be tested in IoT simulation environments, for instance using the CAPS IoT modeling and simulation framework. Using self-adaptation of models and advanced machine learning for data analysis would ensure that the SDSec architecture adapts and improves over time. This largely reduces the overall attack surface to achieve improved end-to-end security in IoT environments.
2022-01-31
Mani, Santosh, Nene, Manisha J.  2021.  Preventing Distributed Denial of Service Attacks in Software Defined Mesh Networks. 2021 International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (CONIT). :1–7.
Mesh topology networks provide Network security in the form of redundancy of communication links. But redundancy also contributes to complexity in configuration and subsequent troubleshooting. Mesh topology deployed in Critical networks like Backbone Networks (used in Cloud Computing) deploy the Mesh topology provides additional security in terms of redundancy to ensure availability of services. One amongst most prominent attacks is Distributed Denial of Service attacks which cause an immense amount of loss of data as well as monetary losses to service providers. This paper proposes a method by which using SDN capabilities and sFlow-RT application, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks is detected and consequently mitigated by using REST API to implement Policy Based Flow Management (PBFM) through the SDN Controller which will help in ensuring uninterrupted services in scenarios of such attacks and also further simply and enhance the management of Mesh architecture-based networks.