Public Profiles

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  1. D. Huang, A. Chowdhary, and  S. Pisharody, " Software-Defined Networking and Security: From Theory to Practice." CRC Press, 2018. [Bib]

Abstract: This book provides readers insights into cyber maneuvering or adaptive and intelligent cyber defense. It describes the required models and security supporting functions that enable the analysis of potential threats, detection of attacks, and implementation of countermeasures while expending attacker resources and preserving user experience. This book not only presents significant education-oriented content, but uses advanced content to reveal a blueprint for helping network security professionals design and implement a secure Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) for cloud networking environments. These solutions are a less intrusive alternative to security countermeasures taken at the host level and offer centralized control of the distributed network.
The concepts, techniques, and strategies discussed in this book are ideal for students, educators, and security practitioners looking for a clear and concise text to avant-garde cyber security installations or simply to use as a reference.

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Book Chapters, Journals, & Magazines

  1. B. Desnoyers, K. Weistroffer, J. Hallapy, and S. Pisharody, "Interoperability and Information-Sharing Paradigm for IoT-enabled Healthcare," in Cloud Network Management: An IOT based Framework, CMN-CRC Press, 2020, pp. 151-174. [Bib]
  2. S. Pisharody, J. Natarajan, A. Chowdhary, A. Alshalan, and D. Huang, "Brew: A Security Policy Analysis Framework for Distributed SDN-Based Cloud Environments," IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1-1, 2017. [Bib]
  3. A. Alshalan, S. Pisharody, and D. Huang, "A Survey of Mobile VPN Technologies," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 1177-1196, Second Quarter 2016. [Bib]

Conferences & Workshops

  1. S. Pisharody, D. Hanson, B. Price, K. Weistroffer, and P. Donovan, "Performing Reliable Cyber Assessments in the Land of Unknowns," in Proceedings of the 5th ITEA Cybersecurity Workshop, Belcamp, USA, 2019. [Bib]
  2. A. Alshamrani, S. Guha, S. Pisharody, A. Chowdhary, and D. Huang, "Fault Tolerant Controller Placement in Distributed SDN Environments," in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018), Kansas City, USA, 2018. [Bib]
  3. A. Alshamrani, A. Chowdhary, D. Lu, S. Pisharody, and D. Huang, "A Defense System for Defeating DDoS Attacks in SDN based Networks," in Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobility Management and Wireless Access (MobiWac 2017), 2017, pp. 83-92. [Bib]
  4. A. Chowdhary, S. Pisharody, A. Alshamrani, and D. Huang, "Dynamic Game Based Security Framework in SDN-enabled Cloud Networking Environments," in Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Workshop on Security in Software Defined Networks & Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFV Security '17), 2017, pp. 53-58. [Bib]
  5. I. El Mir, A. Chowdhary, D. Huang, S. Pisharody, D.S. Kim, and A. Haqiq, "Software Defined Stochastic Model for Moving Target Defense," in Proceedings of the 3rd International Afro-European Conference for Industrial Advancement (AECIA '16), 2017, pp. 188-197. [Bib]
  6. A. Chowdhary, S. Pisharody, and D. Huang, "SDN Based Scalable MTD Solution in Cloud Network," in Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense (MTD 2016), New York, NY, USA, 2016, pp. 27-36. [Bib]
  7. S. Pisharody, A. Chowdhary, and D. Huang, "Security Policy Checking in Distributed SDN based Clouds," in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Philadelphia, USA, 2016. [Bib]
  8. A. Alshalan, S. Pisharody, and D. Huang, "MobiVPN: A Mobile VPN Providing Persistency to Applications," in Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2016), 2016, pp. 1-6. [Bib]


  1. A. Chowdhary, D. Huang, and S. Pisharody, "Security Policy Analysis Framework for Distributed Software Defined Networking (SDN) Based Cloud Environments," U.S. Patent No. 10868737, 2020. [Bib]
  2. A. Chowdhary, D. Huang, and S. Pisharody, "A Scalable Attack Graph Partitioning Scheme," U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/521,818, 2017. [Bib]
  3. A. Alshamrani, A. Chowdhary, D. Huang, and S. Pisharody, "Countermeasure Selections for Moving Target Defense," U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/521,806, 2017. [Bib]

Other Publications

  1. J. Kepner, J. Bernays, S. Buckley, K. Cho, C. Conrad, L. Daigle, K. Erhardt, V. Gadepally, B. Greene, M. Jones, R. Knake, B. Maggs, P. Michaleas, C. Meiners, A. Morris, A. Pentland, S. Pisharody, S. Powazek, A. Prout, P. Reiner, K. Suzuki, K. Takhashi, T. Tauber, L. Walker, and D. Stetson, “Zero Botnets: An Observe-Pursue-Counter Approach,” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, 2021. [Bib]
  2. S. Pisharody, "Policy Conflict Management in Distributed SDN Environments," PhD Dissertation, Arizona State University, 2017. [Bib]
  3. S. Pisharody, "Electron Cyclotron Resonance Simulation of Low Earth Orbit Degeneration of Magnesium Fluoride: Optical Characterization Using Spectroscopic Ellipsometry," Master's Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006. [Bib]