Securing IoT Networks Through Specification and Encryption Public
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As home automation devices are gaining popularity, more examples exist of these devices being compromised at scale to create large botnets. In this paper, we present Soteria, a specification based IDS/IPS with the aim of reducing the spread and impact of IoT botnets by blocking malicious outbound traffic from a compromised device. We demonstrate Soteria’s ability to block specification-violating network traffic from IoT devices and to alert an IoT device’s manufacturer and owner when the device violates a policy, providing increased awareness of vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild. Furthermore, we demonstrate Soteria’s ability to maintain data integrity through post-quantum cryptography. We expect that with adoption, Soteria will help limit the spread and impact of IoT botnets.
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