A Virtualization-Level Future Internet Defense-in-Depth Architecture

  • Jerzy Konorski
  • Piotr Pacyna
  • Grzegorz Kolaczek
  • Zbigniew Kotulski
  • Krzysztof Cabaj
  • Pawel Szalachowski
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 335)


An EU Future Internet Engineering project currently underway in Poland defines three Parallel Internets (PIs). The emerging IIP System (IIPS, abbreviating the project’s Polish name), has a four-level architecture, with Level 2 responsible for creation of virtual resources of the PIs. This paper proposes a three-tier security architecture to address Level 2 threats of alien traffic injection and IIPS traffic manipulation or forging. It is argued that the measures to be taken differ in nature from those ensuring classical security attributes. A combination of hard- and soft-security mechanisms produces node reputation and trust metrics, which permits to eliminate or ostracize misbehaving nodes. Experiments carried out in a small-scale IIPS testbed are briefly discussed.


Future Internet virtualization security architecture HMAC anomaly detection reputation system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerzy Konorski
    • 1
  • Piotr Pacyna
    • 2
  • Grzegorz Kolaczek
    • 3
  • Zbigniew Kotulski
    • 4
  • Krzysztof Cabaj
    • 4
  • Pawel Szalachowski
    • 4
  1. 1.Gdansk University of TechnologyPoland
  2. 2.AGH University of TechnologyPoland
  3. 3.Wroclaw University of TechnologyPoland
  4. 4.Warsaw University of TechnologyPoland

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