Towards Policy Enforcement Point as a Service (PEPS)

Arash Shaghaghi, Mohamed Ali (Dali) Kaafar, Sandra Scott-Hayward, Salil S. Kanhere, Sanjay Jha

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Abstract

In this paper, we coin the term Policy Enforcement as a Service (PEPS), which enables the provision of innovative inter-layer and inter-domain Access Control. We leverage the architecture of Software-Defined-Network (SDN) to introduce a common network-level enforcement point, which is made available to a range of access control systems. With our PEPS model, it is possible to have a ‘defense in depth’ protection model and drop unsuccessful access requests before engaging the data provider (e.g. a database system). Moreover, the current implementation of access control within the ‘trusted’ perimeter of an organization is no longer a restriction so that the potential for novel, distributed and cooperative security services can be realized. We conduct an analysis of the security requirements and technical challenges for implementing Policy Enforcement as a Service. To illustrate the benefits of our proposal in practice, we include a report on our prototype PEPS-enabled location-based access control. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking
Place of PublicationPalo Alto, California
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0933-6
Publication statusPublished - 08 May 2017
Event2016 IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking - Palo Alto, United States
Duration: 07 Nov 201609 Nov 2016
http://nfvsdn2016.ieee-nfvsdn.org/ (Link to event details online)

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking
Abbreviated titleNFV-SDN '16
CountryUnited States
CityPalo Alto
Period07/11/201609/11/2016
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    Shaghaghi, A., Kaafar, M. A. D., Scott-Hayward, S., Kanhere, S. S., & Jha, S. (2017). Towards Policy Enforcement Point as a Service (PEPS). In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).