Securing Internet of Things with Software Defined Networking

Kübra Kalkan, Sherali Zeadally

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We present a comprehensive survey on how SDN technology can provide security for the IoT environment. We analyze several recently proposed SDN architectures and assess their benefits and drawbacks, and we present a classification to help network security analysts and researchers choose the most appropriate security mechanism according to their security requirements. Additionally, we propose a role based security controller architecture (called Rol-Sec) for the SDN-IoT environment. Finally, we discuss future research challenges that should be addressed when deploying SDN-based solutions for improving IoT security.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8121868
Pages (from-to)186-192
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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