How to Survive Targeted Fiber Cuts: A Game Theoretic Approach for Resilient SDON Control Plane Design
Paper in proceedings, 2020

Software-defined optical networking (SDON) paradigm enables programmable, adaptive and application-aware backbone networks via centralized network control and management. Aside from the manifold advantages, the control plane (CP) of an SDON is exposed to diverse security threats. As the CP usually shares the underlying optical infrastructure with the data plane (DP), an attacker can launch physical-layer attacks to cause severe disruption of the CP. This paper studies the problem of resilient CP design under targeted fiber cut attacks, whose effectiveness depends on both the CP designer's and the attacker's strategies. Therefore, we model the problem as a non-cooperative game between the designer and the attacker, where the designer tries to set up the CP to minimize the attack effectiveness, while the attacker aims at maximizing the effectiveness by cutting the most critical links. We define the game strategies and utility functions, conduct theoretical analysis to obtain the Nash Equilibrium (NE) as the solution of the game. Extensive simulations confirm the effectiveness of our proposal in improving the CP resilience to targeted fiber cuts.

Software-defined optical networks

control plane resilience

non-cooperative game

targeted fiber cuts

Author

Jing Zhu

University of Science and Technology of China

Marija Furdek Prekratic

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Carlos Natalino Da Silva

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Lena Wosinska

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Optical Networks

Zuqing Zhu

University of Science and Technology of China

Optical Network Design and Modeling. ONDM 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Vol. 11616 -168 180

23rd Conference On Optical Network Design And Modelling, ONDM 2019
Athens, Greece,

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

DOI

10.1007/978-3-030-38085-4_15

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5/20/2020