Gangwal Ankit

Computer Science and Innovation for Societal Challenges, XXXII series
Grant sponsor

Mauro Conti
Anna Spagnolli

Project description
Software Defined Network (SDN) is an emerging networking paradigm that has gained enormous attention from both the industries and the research community. The main objective of my research is to address the potential security issues that may arise when incorporating SDN as the core network architecture. We will also empirically demonstrate the discovered security issues. The overarching goal of this study is to propose a viable solution and possible extension for current SDN architecture to improve security and related concerns. In a nutshell, the research questions to be addressed are:
1) What are the potential security issues in SDN?
2) What solutions are available for identified security concerns in SDN?
3) What are the limitation and/or overheads of such solutions?
4) How can extensions to SDN architecture improve security and related concerns?