Blockchain and Deep Learning for Cyber Threat-Hunting in Software-Defined Industrial IoT

Kumar, Randhir and Kumar, Prabhat and Kumar, Abhinav and Franklin, Antony and Jolfaei, Alireza (2022) Blockchain and Deep Learning for Cyber Threat-Hunting in Software-Defined Industrial IoT. In: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2022, 16 May 2022 through 20 May 2022, Seoul.

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The softwarized infrastructure of Software-Defined Industrial Internet of Things (SDIIoT) offers a cost-effective solution to improve flexibility and reliability in network management but faces several critical challenges. First, th Majority of SDIIoT entities operate over wireless channel, which expose them to a variety of attacks (e.g., man-in-the-middle, replay, and impersonation attacks) and also the centralized nature of SDN controller is prone to single point attacks. Second, network traffic in the SDIIoT is associated with large scale, high dimension and redundant data, all of which present significant hurdles in the development of efficient flow analyzer. In this regard, we present a novel blockchain and Deep Learning (DL) integrated framework for protecting confidential information and hunting cyber threats against SDIIoT and their network traffic. First the blockchain module is proposed to securely transmit industrial data from IIoT sensors to controllers of SDN via forwarding nodes (i.e., OpenFLow switches) using Clique Proof-of-Authority (C-PoA) consensus mechanism. A novel flow analyzer based on DL architecture named LSTMSCAE-AGRU is designed by combining Long Short-Term Memory Stacked Contractive AutoEncoder (LSTMSCAE) with Attention-based Gated Recurrent Unit (AGRU) at the control plane. The latter first extracts low-dimensional features in an unsupervised manner, which is then fed to AGRU for hunting anomalous switch requests. The proposed framework can withstand a variety of well-known cyber threats and mitigate the single point of controller failure problem in SDIIoT. © 2022 IEEE.

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Kumar, Abhinav
Franklin, AntonyUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain; Deep Learning; Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT); Intrusion Detection System (IDS); Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
Subjects: Computer science
Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2022 10:13
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2022 10:13
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