Evaluating the Security of IoT Networks with Mobile Devices

Amelia Samandari, Mengmeng Ge, Jin Bum Hong, Dong Seong Kim

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Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network comprised of heterogeneous devices that can exchange data without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interactions. However, there are various vulnerabilities found due to the heterogeneity of the IoT network. Moreover, the mobility of IoT devices causes potential dynamic changes to the attack surfaces of IoT networks. As a result, static network security analysis approaches cannot capture these changes. In order to address this problem, we present an IoT security assessment approach by modelling different movement patterns of mobile IoT devices. Graphical security models are used in conjunction to evaluate the security of the IoT networks taking into account the mobility of the IoT devices. Further, we use various security metrics to analyze the security of the network to show the changing security posture when mobility is taken into account. The feasibility of the proposed approach is demonstrated by analyzing the security of an example mobile IoT network using three existing synthetic mobility models: Random Waypoint, Gauss-Markov and Reference Point Group. The experimental analysis shows the changing attack surface of the IoT networks when mobile devices are considered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2018)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages171-180
ISBN (Electronic)9781538657003
ISBN (Print)9781538657010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE 23rd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC) - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

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Conference2018 IEEE 23rd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC)
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period4/12/187/12/18

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Mobile devices
Internet of things
Point groups
Network security
Electronic data interchange

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Samandari, A., Ge, M., Hong, J. B., & Kim, D. S. (2018). Evaluating the Security of IoT Networks with Mobile Devices. In 23rd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2018) (pp. 171-180). United States: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PRDC.2018.00028
Samandari, Amelia ; Ge, Mengmeng ; Hong, Jin Bum ; Kim, Dong Seong. / Evaluating the Security of IoT Networks with Mobile Devices. 23rd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2018). United States : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018. pp. 171-180
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Samandari, A, Ge, M, Hong, JB & Kim, DS 2018, Evaluating the Security of IoT Networks with Mobile Devices. in 23rd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2018). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, United States, pp. 171-180, 2018 IEEE 23rd Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC) , Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China, 4/12/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/PRDC.2018.00028

Evaluating the Security of IoT Networks with Mobile Devices. / Samandari, Amelia; Ge, Mengmeng; Hong, Jin Bum; Kim, Dong Seong.

23rd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2018). United States : IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2018. p. 171-180.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

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Samandari A, Ge M, Hong JB, Kim DS. Evaluating the Security of IoT Networks with Mobile Devices. In 23rd IEEE Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC 2018). United States: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018. p. 171-180 https://doi.org/10.1109/PRDC.2018.00028