Dr Kallol Krishna Karmakar

Dr Kallol Krishna Karmakar

Research Fellow

School of Information and Physical Sciences

Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Rajshahi - Bangladesh
  • Master of Science, University of Rajshahi - Bangladesh

Keywords

  • Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things Security
  • Pentesting
  • Software Defined Network Security

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Bengali (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
460407 System and network security 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Information and Physical Sciences
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Information and Physical Sciences
Australia
Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia
Research Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Huertas Celdrán A, Karmakar KK, Gómez Mármol F, Varadharajan V, 'Detecting and mitigating cyberattacks using software defined networks for integrated clinical environments', Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications, 14 2719-2734 (2021)

The evolution of integrated clinical environments (ICE) and the future generations of mobile networks brings to reality the hospitals of the future and their innovative clinical s... [more]

The evolution of integrated clinical environments (ICE) and the future generations of mobile networks brings to reality the hospitals of the future and their innovative clinical scenarios. The mobile edge computing paradigm together with network function virtualization techniques and the software-defined networking paradigm enable self-management, adaptability, and security of medical devices and data management processes making up clinical environments. However, the logical centralized approach of the SDN control plane and its protocols introduce new vulnerabilities which affect the security of the network infrastructure and the patients¿ safety. The paper at hand proposes an SDN/NFV-based architecture for the mobile edge computing infrastructure to detect and mitigate cybersecurity attacks exploiting SDN vulnerabilities of ICE in real time and on-demand. A motivating example and experiments presented in this paper demonstrate the feasibility of of the proposed architecture in a realistic clinical scenario.

DOI 10.1007/s12083-021-01082-w
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan
2021 Sood K, Karmakar KK, Varadharajen V, Kumar N, Xiang Y, Yu S, 'Plug-in over Plug-in Evaluation in Heterogeneous 5G Enabled Networks and beyond', IEEE Network, 35 34-39 (2021) [C1]

With the cool upcoming wave of 5G, currently, the networking and telecommunication industries are facing various digital transformations, which are changing the very fundamental n... [more]

With the cool upcoming wave of 5G, currently, the networking and telecommunication industries are facing various digital transformations, which are changing the very fundamental nature of the existing network management infrastructure. Besides the Internet of Things (IoT) domain, we also notice that the 5G network in itself is composed of millions of heterogeneous physical entities and nodes, multiple domains, complex protocols and technologies, different gateways, and so on. This heterogeneity imposes critical impacts on the application specific quality of service (QoS) requirements, performance and utilization of network resources, and data and user security. In order to alleviate the above impacts, researchers propose to use different technologies such as software-defined networking, network function virtualization, blockchain, and artificial intelligence in 5G-enabled IoT networking. We notice that the layers over layers (of protocols and technologies) act like a plug-in over plug-in (PoP) in the network in order to accomplish various aims, including meeting QoS demands, enhancing security, load balancing, and so on. On one hand, we agree that this integration of different technologies in 5G networks bring numerous advantages, but on the other hand, we realize that this has posed a lot of unique critical issues in modern 5G network management. In this article, we point out that this straightforward approach of PoP is eventually not a healthy approach for network transformation. In this regard, using open source MANO (OSM), we provide a proof of concept (PoC) to show that at varying degrees of heterogeneity, PoP adds the delay in the VNF deployment process and further impacts the VIM CPU performance. This eventually affects the QoS requirements of IoT nodes or applications. Following this, we propose a high-level holistic approach that helps to alleviate the PoP issue. Finally, in this context, we also discuss the associated challenges and research opportunities.

DOI 10.1109/MNET.011.2000390
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan
2021 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Nepal S, Tupakula U, 'SDN-Enabled Secure IoT Architecture', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 8 6549-6564 (2021) [C1]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly being used in applications ranging from precision agriculture to critical national infrastructure by deploying a large number of resou... [more]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly being used in applications ranging from precision agriculture to critical national infrastructure by deploying a large number of resource-constrained devices in hostile environments. These devices are being exploited to launch attacks in cyber systems. As a result, security has become a significant concern in the design of IoT-based applications. In this article, we present a security architecture for IoT networks by leveraging the underlying features supported by software-defined networks (SDNs). Our security architecture not only restricts network access to authenticated IoT devices but also enforces fine granular policies to secure the flows in the IoT network infrastructure. The authentication is achieved using a lightweight protocol to authenticate IoT devices. Authorization is achieved using a dynamic policy driven approach. Such an integrated security approach involving authentication of IoT devices and enables authorized flows to protect IoT networks from malicious IoT devices and attacks. We have implemented and validated our architecture using ONOS SDN Controller and Raspbian Virtual Machines, and demonstrated how the proposed security mechanisms can counteract malware packet injection, DDoS attacks using Mirai, spoofing/masquerading, and man-in-the-middle attacks. An analysis of the security and performance of the proposed security mechanisms and their applications is presented in this article.

DOI 10.1109/JIOT.2020.3043740
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2020 Sood K, Karmakar KK, Yu S, Varadharajan V, Pokhrel SR, Xiang Y, 'Alleviating Heterogeneity in SDN-IoT Networks to Maintain QoS and Enhance Security', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 7 5964-5975 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2959025
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan
2019 Varadharajan V, Karmakar K, Tupakula U, Hitchens M, 'A Policy based Security Architecture for Software Defined Networks', IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 14 897-911 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/TIFS.2018.2868220
Citations Scopus - 39Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2019 Sood K, Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, Yu S, 'Analysis of Policy-Based Security Management System in Software-Defined Networks', IEEE COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, 23 612-615 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/LCOMM.2019.2898864
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2019 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, 'Mitigating attacks in software defined networks', Cluster Computing, 22 1143-1157 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10586-018-02900-2
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2018 Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, Karmakar K, 'Secure Monitoring of Patients with Wandering Behaviour in Hospital Environments', IEEE Access, 6 11523-11533 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2773647
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
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Conference (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, Karmakar KK, 'Software Enabled Security Architecture and Mechanisms for Securing 5G Network Services', Proceedings of the 2021 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization: Accelerating Network Softwarization in the Cognitive Age, NetSoft 2021, Tokyo, Japan (2021) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/NetSoft51509.2021.9492704
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan
2020 Tupakula U, Varadharajan V, Karmakar K, 'Access Control Based Dynamic Path Establishment for Securing Flows from the User Devices with Different Security Clearance', Advanced Information Networking and Applications. Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2019), Matsue, Japan (2020) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-15032-7_109
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2020 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, Nepal S, Thapa C, 'Towards a security enhanced virtualised network infrastructure for internet of medical things (IoMT)', Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization: Bridging the Gap Between AI and Network Softwarization, NetSoft 2020, Virtual (2020) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/NetSoft48620.2020.9165387
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2020 Tupakula U, Varadharajan V, Karmakar KK, 'Attack detection on the software defined networking switches', Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization: Bridging the Gap Between AI and Network Softwarization, NetSoft 2020, Virtual (2020) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/NetSoft48620.2020.9165459
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2020 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, Hitchens M, 'Towards a Dynamic Policy Enhanced Integrated Security Architecture for SDN Infrastructure', Proceedings of IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 2020: Management in the Age of Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence, NOMS 2020, Budapest, Hungary (2020) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/NOMS47738.2020.9110405
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2019 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Nepal S, Tupakula U, 'SDN enabled secure IoT architecture', 2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management, IM 2019, Washington, DC (2019) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2018 Sood K, Karmakar K, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, Yu S, 'Towards QoS and Security in Software-Driven Heterogeneous Autonomous Networks', 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/GLOCOM.2018.8647833
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2017 Tupakula U, Varadharajan V, Karmakar K, 'Secure monitoring of the patients with wandering behaviour', BodyNets International Conference on Body Area Networks (2017)

Today there are several health care related problems such as dementia and cancer with no possible cure. Hence there is considerable interest in the medical sectors and constant en... [more]

Today there are several health care related problems such as dementia and cancer with no possible cure. Hence there is considerable interest in the medical sectors and constant encouragement from the governments to make use of the latest technological advancements for supporting such patients. Software Defined Networking(SDN) is a promising technological advancement in the networking world. In this paper we propose techniques for making use of the SDN, Wireless LAN and wearable devices for secure monitoring of the patients with wandering behaviour in hospital environments. Our model makes use of the global network knowledge available at the SDN controller to deal with the attacks in WLAN and provide priority for real time location monitoring of the patients. We will also present the prototype implementation of our model using ONOS SDN controller and OpenFlow Access Points.

DOI 10.4108/eai.15-12-2016.2267665
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2017 Varadharajan V, Karmakar KK, Tupakula U, 'Securing communication in multiple Autonomous System domains with Software Defined Networking', Proceedings of the IM 2017 - 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (2017)

In this paper we proposed policy based security architecture for securing the communication in multiple Autonomous System (AS) domains with Software Defined Networks (SDN). We wil... [more]

In this paper we proposed policy based security architecture for securing the communication in multiple Autonomous System (AS) domains with Software Defined Networks (SDN). We will present a high level overview of the architecture and detail discussion on some of the important components for securing the communication in multiple AS domains. A key component of the security architecture is the specification of security policies that are to be enforced on the SDN communications whether they are intra or inter-domain. We will present example scenarios to demonstrate the operation of the security architecture to enable end-to-end secure communication within a single AS domain and for multiple AS domains. We have justified the model using ONOS controller.

DOI 10.23919/INM.2017.7987280
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2017 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, 'Mitigating Attacks in Software Defined Network(SDN)', 2017 FOURTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOFTWARE DEFINED SYSTEMS (SDS), Valencia, SPAIN (2017)
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2017 Tupakula U, Varadharajan V, Karmakar K, 'SDN-based dynamic policy specification and enforcement for provisioning SECaaS in cloud', Web Information Systems Engineering WISE 2017: 18th International Conference: Proceedings, Puschino, Russia (2017) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-68786-5_44
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2016 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, Hitchens M, 'Policy based security architecture for software defined networks', Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (2016) [E1]

Software Defined Network(SDN) is a promising technological advancement in the networking world. It is still evolving and security is a major concern for SDN. In this paper we prop... [more]

Software Defined Network(SDN) is a promising technological advancement in the networking world. It is still evolving and security is a major concern for SDN. In this paper we proposed policy based security architecture for securing the SDN domains. Our architecture enables the administrator to enforce different types of policies such as based on the devices, users, location and path for securing the communication in SDN domain. Our architecture is developed as an application that can be run on any of the SDN Controllers. We have implemented our architecture using the POX Controller and Raspberry Pi 2 switches. We will present different case scenarios to demonstrate fine granular security policy enforcement with our architecture.

DOI 10.1145/2851613.2851728
Citations Scopus - 13
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2016 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, 'On the Design and Implementation of a Security Architecture for End to End Services in Software Defined Networks', 2016 IEEE 41ST CONFERENCE ON LOCAL COMPUTER NETWORKS (LCN), Dubai, U ARAB EMIRATES (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.1109/LCN.2016.82
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Vijay Varadharajan, Uday Tupakula
2016 Karmakar KK, Varadharajan V, Tupakula U, 'On the Design and Implementation of a Security Architecture for Software Defined Networks', PROCEEDINGS OF 2016 IEEE 18TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS; IEEE 14TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SMART CITY; IEEE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS (HPCC/SMARTCITY/DSS), Sydney, AUSTRALIA (2016)
DOI 10.1109/HPCC-SmartCity-DSS.2016.138
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Uday Tupakula, Vijay Varadharajan
2013 Karmakar KK, Khandker MMUR, 'Determination of rearrangement cost for optical networks', Proceedings of the 2013 3rd IEEE International Advance Computing Conference, IACC 2013 (2013)

During the path establishment, states of switching elements in the switch network may need rearrangement. C.-T. Lea et. al [1] has first mentioned about the rearrangement behavior... [more]

During the path establishment, states of switching elements in the switch network may need rearrangement. C.-T. Lea et. al [1] has first mentioned about the rearrangement behavior of the switching networks. He has analyzed the frequency of its occurrence using stochastic method. It is notable that rearrangement behavior of switching network includes rearrangement of connections and rearrangement of switching elements. Optimization of rearrangement cost of switching network can save both power and time, which in turn can increase the switching speed. This paper determines the rearrangement cost of strictly non-blocking Vertically Stacked Optical Banyan networks in terms of switching elements. We believe that our result will be helpful in designing, implementing and analyzing different algorithms of the networks. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/IAdCC.2013.6514239
2013 Rahman MM, Hossain MM, Karmakar KK, ' -shape microstrip antenna design for WiMAX, Wi-Fi and biomedical application at 2.45 GHz', Proceedings of the 2013 3rd IEEE International Advance Computing Conference, IACC 2013 (2013)

This paper represents the novel numerical simulation and hardware simulation of the proposed ¿- shape microstrip Antenna. The proposed antenna can cover mobile Worldwide Interoper... [more]

This paper represents the novel numerical simulation and hardware simulation of the proposed ¿- shape microstrip Antenna. The proposed antenna can cover mobile Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) bands as well as Wireless-Fidelity (Wi-Fi) bands. This antenna also operates in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band at 2.45 GHz for biomedical applications. Our proposed ¿- shape microstrip antenna covers full bandwidth of 2.3 GHz mobile WiMAX (IEEE802.16e-2005 frequency spectrum 2.3-2.4 GHz), 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (2.4-2.5 GHz) operation with sufficient SWR & gain. The proposed antenna provides excellent SWR of 1.045 and a total gain of 15.92 dBi at 2.45GHz. The overall dimension of the proposed antenna is 51 × 35 × 35 mm. The simulation results are obtained by antenna simulator (4nec2X) and in the antenna laboratory. © 2013 IEEE.

DOI 10.1109/IAdCC.2013.6514285
Citations Scopus - 12
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 2
Total funding $45,250

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20211 grants / $25,000

To research, develop and activate a unique cybersecure automated wholesale customer interface.$25,000

Funding body: Tamburlaine Sales Pty Ltd

Funding body Tamburlaine Sales Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Vijay Varadharajan, Doctor Kallol Krishna Karmakar, Bilby Mani, Ms Manju Cherian
Scheme Entrepreneurs’ Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2100121
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

20191 grants / $20,250

To research, develop and validate a unique integrated public cloud based cybersecure solution for its key Business Management System.$20,250

Funding body: Landos Pty Ltd

Funding body Landos Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Vijay Varadharajan, Doctor Kallol Krishna Karmakar
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1901107
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 22
Bangladesh 2
China 2
Switzerland 1
Spain 1
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Dr Kallol Krishna Karmakar

Positions

Research Fellow
Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre
School of Information and Physical Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Academic
Advanced Cyber Security Engineering Research Centre
School of Information and Physical Sciences
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email kallolkrishna.karmakar@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49854301
Mobile +61470222130
Fax N/A

Office

Room ES.231
Building ES
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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