Cyber Security of Smart Homes: Development of a Reference Architecture for Attack Surface Analysis

Ghirardello, Kevin and Maple, Carsten and Ng, Daniel and Kearney, Paul (2018) Cyber Security of Smart Homes: Development of a Reference Architecture for Attack Surface Analysis. In: Living in the Internet of Things: A PETRAS, IoTUK & IET Conference, Forum & Exhibition, 28th-29th March 2018, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Recent advances in pervasive computing have caused a rapid growth of the Smart Home market, where a number of
otherwise mundane pieces of technology are capable of
connecting to the Internet and interacting with other similar
devices. However, with the lack of a commonly adopted set of guidelines, several IT companies are producing smart devices with their own proprietary standards, leading to highly heterogeneous Smart Home systems in which the
interoperability of the present elements is not always
implemented in the most straightforward manner. As such,
understanding the cyber risk of these cyber-physical systems beyond the individual devices has become an almost intractable problem. This paper tackles this issue by
introducing a Smart Home reference architecture which
facilitates security analysis. Being composed by three
viewpoints, it gives a high-level description of the various
functions and components needed in a domestic IoT device and network. Furthermore, this document demonstrates how the architecture can be used to determine the various attack surfaces of a home automation system from which its key vulnerabilities can be determined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Home, Reference Architecture, Internet of Things, Attack Surface
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
G500 Information Systems
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
Depositing User: Paul Kearney
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 11:21
Last Modified: 31 May 2018 11:21
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5964

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