FBA-SDN: A Federated Byzantine Approach for Blockchain-based Collaborative Intrusion Detection in Edge SDN: A Federated Byzantine Approach for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Intrusion Detection in Edge SDN

John Hayes, Adel Aneiba, Mohamed Medhat Gaber, Raouf Abozariba

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review

    Abstract

    This paper presents FBA-SDN, a novel Stellar Consensus Protocol (SCP)-based Federated Byzantine Agreement System (FBAS) approach to trustworthy Collaborative Intrusion Detection (CIDS) in Software-Defined Network (SDN) environments. The proposed approach employs the robustness of Byzantine Fault Tolerance (BFT) consensus mechanisms and the decentralized nature of blockchain ledgers to coordinate the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) operation securely. The federated architecture adopted in FBA-SDN facilitates collaborative analysis of low-confidence alert data, reaching system-wide consensus on potential intrusions. Additionally, the Quorum-based nature of the approach reduces the risk of a single point of failure (SPoF) while simultaneously improving upon the scalability offered by existing blockchain-based approaches. Through simulation, we demonstrate promising results concerning the efficacy of reaching rapid and reliable consensus on both binary and multi-class simulated intrusion data compared with the existing approaches.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages427-433
    Number of pages7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 23 Oct 2023
    Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2023 - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 28 May 20231 Jun 2023

    Conference

    Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2023
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityRome
    Period28/05/231/06/23

    Keywords

    • blockchain
    • collaborative intrusion detection
    • scalability
    • SDN
    • trust management

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'FBA-SDN: A Federated Byzantine Approach for Blockchain-based Collaborative Intrusion Detection in Edge SDN: A Federated Byzantine Approach for Blockchain-Based Collaborative Intrusion Detection in Edge SDN'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this