Title: An SDN-IoT-based secure simulation system for smart cities

Authors: Seema Begum; Nianmin Yao; Syed Bilal Hussain Shah; Thompson Stephan; Xingwang Li

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China ' School of Computer Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China ' School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India ' School of Physics and Electronics Information Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, China

Abstract: The massive spike in security threats is one of the greatest security problems facing the internet of things (IoT). Many IoT gadgets do not have any protection features, and even the ones they have are mostly primitive and can thus easily be subject to attacks. Compromising one or more infrastructure components will theoretically lead to the vulnerability of the IoT network's entire infrastructure. The software defined networking (SDN) poses many possibilities in this sense and offers the ability to address those difficulties. In this paper, the proposed solution may not resolve all the challenges; however, it overcomes a particular challenge concerning software defined networking (SDN) without any modification to the present network architecture. The proposed secure solution allows SDN to work as an integrated and programmable controller for smart cities. According to various studies, IoT and SDN's integration allows unlocking several routes that provide security and making smart cities a reality with SDN. The SDN-based IoT network is studied in this paper, and it further proposes an effective IoT-based security system with the help of SDN-IoT design.

Keywords: software defined networks; SDNs; internet of things; IoT; security; open flow; smart city.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2021.119099

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2021 Vol.38 No.1/2/3, pp.199 - 211

Received: 16 Jan 2021
Accepted: 12 Apr 2021

Published online: 22 Nov 2021 *

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