Denial-of-Service detection in 6LoWPAN based Internet of Things

PRABHAKARAN KASINATHAN, CLAUDIO PASTRONE, MAURIZIO | March 1, 2016

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Smart objects connected to the Internet, constituting the so called Internet of Things (IoT), are revolutionizing human beings' interaction with the world. As technology reaches everywhere, anyone can misuse it, and it is always essential to secure it. In this work we present a denial-of-service (DoS) detection architecture for 6LoWPAN, the standard protocol designed by IETF as an adaptation layer for low-power lossy networks enabling low-power devices to communicate with the Internet. The proposed architecture integrates an intrusion detection system (IDS) into the network framework developed within the EU FP7 project ebbits. The aim is to detect DoS attacks based on 6LoWPAN. In order to evaluate the performance of the proposed architecture, preliminary implementation was completed and tested against a real DoS attack using a penetration testing system. The paper concludes with the related results proving to be successful in detecting DoS attacks on 6LoWPAN. Further, extending the IDS could lead to detect more complex attacks on 6LoWPAN.

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