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

Hayes, John and Aneiba, Adel and Gaber, Mohamed Medhat and Abozariba, Raouf (2023) FBA-SDN: A Federated Byzantine Approach for Blockchain-based Collaborative Intrusion Detection in Edge SDN. In: IEEE International Conference on Communications, 28th May - 1st June 2023, Rome, Italy.

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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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCWorkshops57953.2023.10283805
13 March 2023Accepted
23 October 2023Published Online
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-03 - information systems
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-08 - others in computing
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: John Hayes
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2023 08:44
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 14:27
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14335

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