CIPSEC will be at FTC 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

CIPSEC will be at FTC 2017 (Future Technologies Conference) represented by CIPSEC partners, UPC and ATOS.

FTC attracts researchers, scientists and technologists from some of the top companies, universities, research firms and government agencies from around the world. Join us for FTC 2017, the pre-eminent forum for reporting technological breakthroughs in the areas of Computing, Electronics, AI, Robotics, Security & Communications. It is technically sponsored by IEEE.

CIPEC stakeholders Sarang Kahvazadeh, Xavi Masip, Eva Marín from UPC and Rodrigo Diaz from ATOS are authors of the paper "An SDN-based Architecture for Security Provisioning in Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) Computing Systems" accepted to be presented at this conference.

The unstoppable adoption of cloud and fog computing is paving the way to developing innovative services, some requiring features yet not 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 observed on devices at the edge of the network, whereas fog strategies are yet on their infancy. Put this way, in this paper we propose an SDN-based security management architecture through a master/slave strategy. The proposed architecture is conceptually applied to a critical infrastructures (CIs) scenario, thus analyzing the benefits F2C may bring for granting security in CIs.