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Authors: Dinesha Ranathunga 1 ; Matthew Roughan 1 ; Phil Kernick 2 ; Nick Falkner 1 ; Hung Nguyen 1 ; Marian Mihailescu 1 and Michelle McClintock 1

Affiliations: 1 University of Adelaide, Australia ; 2 CQR Consulting, Australia

Keyword(s): Security policy, Zone-Conduit model, SCADA security, Security management.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Data and Application Security and Privacy ; Information and Systems Security ; Network Security ; Security Management ; Security Verification and Validation ; Wireless Network Security

Abstract: A common goal in network-management is security. Reliable security requires confidence in the level of protection provided. But, many obstacles hinder reliable security management; most prominent is the lack of built-in verifiability in existing management paradigms. This shortfall makes it difficult to provide assurance that the expected security outcome is consistent pre- and post-deployment. Our research tackles the problem from first principles: we identify the verifiability requirements of robust security management, evaluate the limitations of existing paradigms and propose a new paradigm with verifi- ability built in: Formally-Verifiable Policy-Defined Networking (FV-PDN). In particular, we pay attention to firewalls which protect network data and resources from unauthorised access. We show how FV-PDN can be used to configure firewalls reliably in mission critical networks to protect them from cyber attacks.


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Ranathunga, D.; Roughan, M.; Kernick, P.; Falkner, N.; Nguyen, H.; Mihailescu, M. and McClintock, M. (2016). Verifiable Policy-defined Networking for Security Management. In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2016) - SECRYPT; ISBN 978-989-758-196-0; ISSN 2184-3236, SciTePress, pages 344-351. DOI: 10.5220/0005990303440351

author={Dinesha Ranathunga. and Matthew Roughan. and Phil Kernick. and Nick Falkner. and Hung Nguyen. and Marian Mihailescu. and Michelle McClintock.},
title={Verifiable Policy-defined Networking for Security Management},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2016) - SECRYPT},


JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications (ICETE 2016) - SECRYPT
TI - Verifiable Policy-defined Networking for Security Management
SN - 978-989-758-196-0
IS - 2184-3236
AU - Ranathunga, D.
AU - Roughan, M.
AU - Kernick, P.
AU - Falkner, N.
AU - Nguyen, H.
AU - Mihailescu, M.
AU - McClintock, M.
PY - 2016
SP - 344
EP - 351
DO - 10.5220/0005990303440351
PB - SciTePress