An SDN-based architecture for security provisioning in Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) computing systems
Document typeConference report
PublisherThe Science and Information (SAI) Organization
Rights accessOpen Access
European Commission's projectCIPSEC - Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection with innovative SECurity framework (EC-H2020-700378)
The unstoppable adoption of cloud and fog computing is paving the way to developing innovative services, some requiring features not yet covered by either fog or cloud computing. Simultaneously, nowadays technology evolution is easing the monitoring of any kind of infrastructure, be it large or small, private or public, static or dynamic. The fog-to-cloud computing (F2C) paradigm recently came up to support foreseen and unforeseen services demands while simultaneously benefiting from the smart capacities of the edge devices. Inherited from cloud and fog computing, a challenging aspect in F2C is security provisioning. Unfortunately, security strategies employed by cloud computing require computation power not supported by devices at the edge of the network, whereas security strategies in fog are yet on their infancy. Put this way, in this paper we propose Software Defined Network (SDN)-based security management architecture based on a master/slave strategy. The proposed architecture is conceptually applied to a critical infrastructure (CI) scenario, thus analyzing the benefits F2C may bring for security provisioning in CIs.
CitationKahvazadeh, S., Barbosa, V., Masip, X., Marin, E., Garcia, J., Diaz, R. An SDN-based architecture for security provisioning in Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) computing systems. A: Future Technologies Conference. "Proceedings of 2017 Future Technologies Conference (FTC): 29-30 November 2017, Vancouver, Canada". West Yorkshire: The Science and Information (SAI) Organization, 2017, p. 732-738.