Towards robust trust in software defined networks

Christopher C. Lamb, Gregory L. Heileman

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4 Scopus citations


Software defined networks (SDNs) are becoming more popular in industry, though currently still only deployed by technically-savvy organizations. Nevertheless, as the advantages of using SDN become clear, future adoption promises to be high, with all network equipment vendors quickly moving to deploy products providing SDN capabilities. This impending wider adoption demands that security implications within SDN be more clearly understood. Today, mechanisms through which vendors can provide enhanced integrity and availability as well as authentication and non-repudiation are poorly understood and have yet to be thoroughly investigated. In this paper, we present our current work outlining how we can define trust in SDN and what trust in SDN means for various operational components, addressing the operational characteristics that impact trust propagation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974702
StatePublished - Mar 18 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2014 - Austin, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 12 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2014


Conference2014 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication


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