Impact of internet-wide scanning on iot data communication in wireless LANs

Hiroaki Hashida, Yuichi Kawamoto, Nei Kato

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Abstract

In recent years, Internet-wide scanning has attracted interest as a countermeasure against Internet-of-Things (IoT) security problems that can detect security holes. Despite the usefulness of Internet-wide scanning, it suffers from the problem of network congestion that occurs when numerous port scanning packets are used. Network congestion becomes increasingly severe in networks with limited bandwidth such as wireless networks. Therefore, port-scanning packets must be sent at long intervals when scanning such networks. In contrast, an inappropriate reduction of scanning speed increases the time required to complete scanning, making it difficult to scan IoT devices comprehensively before cyber-attackers identify vulnerabilities. However, setting appropriate scanning speeds is a challenge owing to the lack of a method for quantifying the impact of scanning traffic on the target network. In this study, we construct a novel analytical model to quantify the impact of scanning traffic on IoT data throughput in a target wireless LAN. The validity of our proposed model is evaluated through Monte Carlo simulations whose results demonstrate that our model is effective in approximating the impact of scanning traffic on IoT data traffic. This study contributes to overcoming a key shortcoming of Internet-wide scanning as a critical factor in efficient probing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728174402
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun
Event2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2020 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2020 Jun 72020 Jun 11

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2020
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period20/6/720/6/11

Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • Internet-wide scanning
  • Network security management
  • Wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Optimization

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