Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Smart Home Network Simulation Testbed for Cybersecurity Experimentation

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_14,
        author={Jizhou Tong and Weiqing Sun and Lingfeng Wang},
        title={A Smart Home Network Simulation Testbed for Cybersecurity Experimentation},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure: Development of Networks and Communities. 9th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2014, Guangzhou, China, May 5-7, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2014},
        month={11},
        keywords={Smart Home Network Simulation Testbed Home Area Network Smart Home Security Cyber Security},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_14}
    }
    
  • Jizhou Tong
    Weiqing Sun
    Lingfeng Wang
    Year: 2014
    A Smart Home Network Simulation Testbed for Cybersecurity Experimentation
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-13326-3_14
Jizhou Tong1,*, Weiqing Sun1,*, Lingfeng Wang1,*
  • 1: The University of Toledo
*Contact email: jizhou.tong@utoledo.edu, weiqing.sun@utoledo.edu, lingfeng.wang@utoledo.edu

Abstract

With the rapid development of smart home, it becomes essential to study techniques to safeguard the home area network (HAN) against various security attacks. In this paper, a smart home network simulation testbed has been developed for security research in this area. It is designed to feature high fidelity, cost-effectiveness and user-friendliness. The testbed enables users to specify the HAN network topology, communication protocols and appliances, as well as develop security mechanisms such as information flow tracking. For the evaluation purpose, two security mechanisms were implemented on the testbed and their effectiveness against attacks is studied using the developed testbed.