Identifying DoS attacks on software defined networks: A relation context approach

Ahmad Aleroud, Izzat Alsmadi

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10 Scopus citations

Abstract

The recent emerge of Software Defined Networking (SDN) promotes both supporters and opponents to further explore this network architecture. One of the main attributes that characterize SDN is the significant role of software to manage and control the architecture. There are four major concerns for such software dominant role, security, performance, reliability, and fault tolerance. Among them security is considered a major concern. SDNs security concerns include attacks on the control plane layer such as DoS attacks. This paper presents an inference-relation context based technique for the detection of DoS attacks on SDNs. The proposed technique utilizes contextual similarity with existing attack patterns to identify DoS in an OpenFlow infrastructure. A validation of the proposed technique has been performed using a several benchmark datasets yielding promising results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NOMS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
EditorsSema Oktug Badonnel, Mehmet Ulema, Cicek Cavdar, Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, Carlos Raniery P. dos Santos
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages853-857
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509002238
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Apr 25 2016Apr 29 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the NOMS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2016
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period4/25/164/29/16

Keywords

  • attack models
  • flooding attacks
  • graph models
  • network security
  • security controls
  • Software defined networking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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