Securebox: Toward Safer and Smarter loT Network

Ibbad Hafeez, Aaron Yi Ding, Lauri Suomalainen, Alexey Kirichenko, Sasu Tarkoma

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In this paper we present Securebox, an affordable and deployable platform for securing and managing IoT networks. Our proposal targets an alarming spot in the fast growing IoT industry where security is often overlooked due to device limitation, budget constraint, and development deadline. In contrast to existing host-centric and hardware-coupled solutions, Securebox empowers a cloud-assisted “charge for network service” model that is dedicated to budget and resource constrained IoT environments. Owing to its cloud-driven and modular design, Securebox allows us to 1) flexibly offload and onload security and management functions to the cloud and network edge components; 2) offer advanced security and management services to end users in an affordable and on-demand manner; 3) ease the upgrade and deployment of new services to guard against abrupt security breakouts. To demonstrate Securebox, we have implemented the platform consisting of a plug-n-play frontend, a Kubernetes-powered backend cluster, and a smartphone mobile application. Based on the testbed evaluation, we show that Securebox is robust and responsive. Its collaborative and extensible architecture enforces rapid update cycles and can scale with the growing diversity of IoT devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAN '16 : Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Cloud-Assisted Networking
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Publication date12 Dec 2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4673-3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventACM Workshop on Cloud-Assisted Networking - Irvine, United States
Duration: 12 Dec 201612 Dec 2016

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences

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