AbstractsComputer Science

The use of computational intelligence for security in named data networking

by Amin Karami

Institution: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Year: 2015
Record ID: 1128729
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/286238


Information-Centric Networking (ICN) has recently been considered as a promising paradigm for the next-generation Internet, shifting from the sender-driven end-to-end communication paradigma to a receiver-driven content retrieval paradigm. In ICN, content -rather than hosts, like in IP-based design- plays the central role in the communications. This change from host-centric to content-centric has several significant advantages such as network load reduction, low dissemination latency, scalability, etc. One of the main design requirements for the ICN architectures -since the beginning of their design- has been strong security. Named Data Networking (NDN) (also referred to as Content-Centric Networking (CCN) or Data-Centric Networking (DCN)) is one of these architectures that are the focus of an ongoing research effort that aims to become the way Internet will operate in the future. Existing research into security of NDN is at an early stage and many designs are still incomplete. To make NDN a fully working system at Internet scale, there are still many missing pieces to be filled in. In this dissertation, we study the four most important security issues in NDN in order to defense against new forms of -potentially unknown- attacks, ensure privacy, achieve high availability, and block malicious network traffics belonging to attackers or at least limit their effectiveness, i.e., anomaly detection, DoS/DDoS attacks, congestion control, and cache pollution attacks. In order to protect NDN infrastructure, we need flexible, adaptable and robust defense systems which can make intelligent -and real-time- decisions to enable network entities to behave in an adaptive and intelligent manner. In this context, the characteristics of Computational Intelligence (CI) methods such as adaption, fault tolerance, high computational speed and error resilient against noisy information, make them suitable to be applied to the problem of NDN security, which can highlight promising new research directions. Hence, we suggest new hybrid CI-based methods to make NDN a more reliable and viable architecture for the future Internet.; Information-Centric Networking (ICN) ha sido recientemente considerado como un paradigma prometedor parala nueva generación de Internet, pasando del paradigma de la comunicación de extremo a extremo impulsada por el emisora un paradigma de obtención de contenidos impulsada por el receptor. En ICN, el contenido (más que los nodos, como sucede en redes IPactuales) juega el papel central en las comunicaciones. Este cambio de "host-centric" a "content-centric" tiene varias ventajas importantes como la reducción de la carga de red, la baja latencia, escalabilidad, etc. Uno de los principales requisitos de diseño para las arquitecturas ICN (ya desde el principiode su diseño) ha sido una fuerte seguridad. Named Data Networking (NDN) (también conocida como Content-Centric Networking (CCN) o Data-Centric Networking (DCN)) es una de estas arquitecturas que son objetode investigación y que tiene como objetivo convertirse en la…