Abstract

Security issues in a Software Defined Network (SDN) environment like system vulnerabilities and intrusion attempts can pose a security risk for multi-tenant network managed by SDN. In this research work, Moving target defense (MTD) technique based on shuffle strategy - port hopping has been employed to increase the difficulty for the attacker trying to exploit the cloud network. Our research work MASON, considers the problem of multi-stage attacks in a network managed using SDN. SDN controller can be used to dynamically reconfigure the network and render attacker’s knowledge in multi-stage attacks redundant. We have used a threat score based on vulnerability information and intrusion attempts to identify Virtual Machines (VMs) in systems with high-security risk and implement MTD countermeasures port hopping to assess threat score reduction in a cloud network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSDN-NFVSec 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization, Co-located with CODASPY 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages43-48
Number of pages6
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356350
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 14 2018
Event2018 ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization, SDN-NFVSec 2018 - Tempe, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2018 → …

Other

Other2018 ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization, SDN-NFVSec 2018
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period3/21/18 → …

Keywords

  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
  • Moving Target Defense (MTD)
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Software

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    Chowdhary, A., Huang, D., Alshamrani, A., & Liang, H. (2018). MTD analysis and evaluation framework in software defined network (MASON). In SDN-NFVSec 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization, Co-located with CODASPY 2018 (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 43-48). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3180465.3180473