Implementing Moving Target IPv6 Defense to secure 6LoWPAN in the internet of things and smart grid

Matthew Sherburne, Randy Marchany, Joseph Tront

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19 Scopus citations

Abstract

The growing momentum of the Internet of Things (IoT) has shown an increase in attack vectors within the security research community. We propose adapting a recent new approach of frequently changing IPv6 address assignment to add an additional layer of security to the Internet of Things. We examine implementing Moving Target IPv6 Defense (MT6D) in IPv6 over Low-Powered Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN); a protocol that is being used in wireless sensors found in home automation systems and smart meters. 6LoWPAN allows the Internet of Things to extend into the world of wireless sensor networks. We propose adapting Moving-Target IPv6 Defense for use with 6LoWPAN in order to defend against network-side attacks such as Denial-of-Service and Man-In-The-Middle while maintaining anonymity of client-server communications. This research aims in providing a moving-target defense for wireless sensor networks while maintaining power efficiency within the network. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 9th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2014
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages37-40
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450328128
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2014 - Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Duration: Apr 8 2014Apr 10 2014

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference9th Annual Cyber and Information Security Research Conference, CISRC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOak Ridge, TN
Period4/8/144/10/14

Keywords

  • 6LoWPAN
  • Internet of Things
  • IPv6
  • Wireless sensor networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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