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MACRo 2015

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Recent Achievements in Mechatronics, Automation, Computer Sciences and Robotics

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Non-Intrusive Historical Assessment of Internet-Facing Services in the Internet of Things

Béla Genge / Călin Enăchescu
Published Online: 2015-05-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/macro-2015-0003

Abstract

The expansion of Internet has led to a variety of directly accessible devices and services. Nowadays, companies tend to increase the number of Internetfacing services in order to ensure higher visibility, and accessibility towards end-users. Nonetheless, this profound expansion towards an “Internet of Things” brings new opportunities to malicious actors. As a result, novel cyber-physical attacks bring new challenges to systems administrators in order to accommodate traditional user requests with security prerequisites. Therefore, in this paper we propose a novel approach for historical Internet connectivity assessment of services. The technique uses the output of the popular Shodan search engine to infer the lifetime of different Internet-facing services. Experimental results conducted on IP address blocks attributed to six different institutions distributed across four sectors (university, telecommunications, banking, and power) show different possible service lifetime patterns.

Keywords : Cyber security; Internet of Things; passive assessment; active assessment; penetration testing

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About the article

Received: 2015-01-25

Revised: 2015-02-09

Published Online: 2015-05-09

Published in Print: 2015-03-01


Citation Information: MACRo 2015, ISSN (Online) 2247-0948, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/macro-2015-0003.

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