Visible to the public ROS-Defender: SDN-Based Security Policy Enforcement for Robotic Applications

TitleROS-Defender: SDN-Based Security Policy Enforcement for Robotic Applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsRivera, Sean, Lagraa, Sofiane, Nita-Rotaru, Cristina, Becker, Sheila, State, Radu
Conference Name2019 IEEE Security and Privacy Workshops (SPW)
Date Publishedmay
KeywordsAccess Control, anomaly detection systems, computer network security, dynamic policy enforcement points, firewall, intrusion prevention system, IPS, Linux, OpenvSwitch, Peer-to-peer computing, policy-based governance, pubcrawl, Robot sensing systems, robotic applications, Robotic system, Robotics, robotics systems, robots, ROS, ROS-Defender, ROSDefender, SDN, SDN-based security policy enforcement, security, security event management system, security policies, Servers, SIEM, software defined networking
AbstractIn this paper we propose ROS-Defender, a holistic approach to secure robotics systems, which integrates a Security Event Management System (SIEM), an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and a firewall for a robotic system. ROS-Defender combines anomaly detection systems at application (ROS) level and network level, with dynamic policy enforcement points using software defined networking (SDN) to provide protection against a large class of attacks. Although SIEMs, IPS, and firewall have been previously used to secure computer networks, ROSDefender is applying them for the specific use case of robotic systems, where security is in many cases an afterthought.
Citation Keyrivera_ros-defender_2019