Eduardo Jacob: Wireless Sensors
Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for industrial applications
Bilbao, Spain: Universidad del Pais Vasco
Dr. Jacob is an assistant professor in the communications engineering department. He is the leader of the I2T Research Lab. He has led several European Commission, national and local research projects. His interests are related to the application of SDN and NFV technologies to industrial uses, cybersecurity and industrial IoT applications dealing with security issues.
SDN and NFV are technologies that are already moving from the lab into the industry sector and being used in telecommunications operations. They are a key technology for the new generation of fixed and mobile communications (5G). We are in the process of deploying these technologies in industry. One aspect of our research is hardened operating systems performance evaluation. As one of the Industry 4.0 paradigms involves opening the network to outside users, hardened operating systems are applied in our research. An evaluation of the performance, usability and compatibility of several OS like SELinux enabled Linux, HardenedBSD or Qubes OS will be done. A second aspect to this research is Intrusion Detection in Industry 4.0 networks. In the Industry 4.0 paradigm, the network that once was totally closed to external users and the internet is becoming more and more open. The objective of the work is to deploy wired (with Suricata or Bro) and wireless sensors (mainly based on Raspberry) that will detect and report anomalies to a central hub that will require decisions on how to reconfigure the network for increased security. Computer science students with linux, networking, python expertise and system administration are encouraged to apply.