CIPSEC will be at CrossCloud'17

Date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Venue: 
(Belgrade, Serbia)

CIPSEC will be at CrossCloud'17 represented by UPC and Atos.

CrossCloud’17 is the 4th CrossCloud Infrastructures & Platforms Colocated with EuroSys'17, 23rd-26th April 2017, Belgrade, Serbia.

CrossCloud is an international workshop series that aims to bring to light several issues related to cross-cloud systems: cloud federation, multi-cloud architectures, cross-cloud applications, and hybrid clouds.

CIPEC stakeholders Sarang Kahvazadeh, Xavi Masip-Bruin, Eva Marín-Tordera and Rodrigo Diaz are authors of the paper "Securing combined Fog-to-Cloud system Through SDN Approach" accepted to be presented at this workshop.

Abstract: Future IoT services execution may benefit from combining resources at cloud and at the edge. To that end, new architectures should be proposed to handle IoT services in a coordinated way at either the edge of the network, the cloud, or both. Reacting to that need, the Fog-to-Cloud concept has been recently proposed. A key aspect in the F2C design refers to security, since F2C raises security issues besides those yet unsolved in fog and cloud. Thus, we envision the need for new security strategies to handle all components in the F2C architecture. In this paper we propose an SDN-based (mater/slave) security architecture leveraging a centralized controller on the cloud, and distributed controllers at the edge of the network. We argue that the proposed architecture brings more security and privacy to the cloud users by reducing the distance between them and, therefore, reducing the risks of the so called man-in-the-middle attacks. The proposed security architecture is analyzed in some critical infrastructure scenarios in order to illustrate their potential benefits.