Publications

Research Papers

2015-2016

IEEE - ICC 2016

WHOLE HOME PROXIES: BRINGING ENTERPRISE-GRADE SECURITY TO RESIDENTIAL NETWORKS
Curtis R. Taylor, Craig Shue, Mohamed E. Najd

While enterprise networks follow best practices and security measures, residential networks often lack these protections. Home networks have constrained resources and lack a dedicated IT staff that can secure and manage the network and systems. At the same time, homes must tackle the same challenges of securing heterogeneous devices when communicating to the Internet. In this work, we explore combining software-defined networking and proxies with commodity residential Internet routers. We evaluate a “whole home” proxy solution for the Skype video conferencing application to determine the viability of the approach in practice. We find that we are able to automatically detect when a device is about to use Skype and dynamically intercept all of the Skype communication and route it through a proxy while not disturbing unrelated network flows. Our approach works across multiple operating systems, form factors, and versions of Skype.
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2016-2017

IEEE LCN 2017

DeepContext: An OpenFlow-Compatible, Host-Based SDN for Enterprise Networks
Mohamed E. Najd, Craig A. Shue

TBD

IEEE SDN-NFV 2017

On the Feasibility of Cloud-Based SDN Controllers for Residential Networks
Curtis R. Taylor, Tian Guo, Craig A. Shue, Mohamed E. Najd

TBD

Posters

2015-2016

April 2016, WPI

Scryer: a Host-Context, Flow-Based, OpenFlow Compatible, Network Access Control
WPI Graduate Resarch Innovation Exchange

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