The KISS principle in software-defined networking: A framework for secure communications

Diego Kreutz, Jiangshan Yu, Paulo Esteves-Verissimo, Catia Magalhaes, Fernando M.V. Ramos

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The pace of adoption of secure mechanisms in software-defined networking (SDN) has been slow, largely due to traditional solutions' performance overhead and their support infrastructure's complexity. To address these challenges, we propose KISS, a secure SDN control plane communications architecture that includes innovative solutions in the context of key distribution and secure channel support.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8490167
Pages (from-to)60-70
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Security & Privacy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2018


  • cryptographic primitives
  • integrated device verification value iDVV
  • perfect forward secrecy
  • performance
  • SDN
  • security
  • software-defined networking
  • system architecture

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