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CIT Research Team - 1st Prize in EU

CIT Research Team - 1st Prize in EU

21 March, 2018

On Thursday March 15th a research team from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) participated in the Security Stream of the H2020 SoftFIRE Challenge. The work presented for the challenge is based on a security attack identified by Dylan Smyth. Dylan is a PhD RISAM scholar in the Department of Computer Science and is supervised by Dr Donna O’Shea (Computer Science), Dr Victor Cionca (Nimbus) and Dr Sean McSweeney (Computer Science).

As part of his PhD work, Dylan identified an attack scenario that could be used to fabricate a link in the federated Software Defined Network (SDN) testbed, referred to as a Link Fabrication Attack (LFA). In the challenge, Dylan developed a solution that could accurately detect and prevent the occurrence of Link Fabrication Attacks, providing an extension to the federated testbed with the aim of increasing its security level. The work was evaluated by a panel of experts from across the EU and was awarded first place with a prize of €40,000.

First place in Europe, this is a huge achievement for Dylan, Donna, Victor and Sean, congrats to all.On Thursday March 15th a research team from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) participated in the Security Stream of the H2020 SoftFIRE Challenge. The work presented for the challenge is based on a security attack identified by Dylan Smyth. Dylan is a PhD RISAM scholar in the Department of Computer Science and is supervised by Dr Donna O’Shea (Computer Science), Dr Victor Cionca (Nimbus) and Dr Sean McSweeney (Computer Science).

As part of his PhD work, Dylan identified an attack scenario that could be used to fabricate a link in the federated Software Defined Network (SDN) testbed, referred to as a Link Fabrication Attack (LFA). In the challenge, Dylan developed a solution that could accurately detect and prevent the occurrence of Link Fabrication Attacks, providing an extension to the federated testbed with the aim of increasing its security level. The work was evaluated by a panel of experts from across the EU and was awarded first place with a prize of €40,000.

First place in Europe, this is a huge achievement for Dylan, Donna, Victor and Sean, congrats to all.

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