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Design of a Secure Router System for Next-Generation Networks

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2 Author(s)
Wolf, T. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA ; Tessier, R.

Computer networks are vulnerable to attacks, where the network infrastructure itself is targeted. Emerging router designs, which use software-programmable embedded processors, increase the vulnerability to such attacks. We present the design of a secure packet processing platform (SPPP) that can protect these router systems. We use an instruction-level monitoring system to detect deviations in processing behavior. If such deviations are detected, a recovery system is invoked to restore the system into an operational state. Our preliminary results show that most attacks can be detected within a single instruction. The system overhead for secure monitoring is limited to a fraction of the overall space, memory, and power budget.

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Network and System Security, 2009. NSS '09. Third International Conference on

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19-21 Oct. 2009