An Extended Case Study about Securing Smart Home Hubs through N-version Programming

Igor Zavalyshyn, Nuno O. Duarte, Nuno Santos

Abstract

Given the proliferation of smart home devices and their intrinsic tendency to offload data storage and processing to cloud services, users’ privacy has never been more at stake than today. An obvious approach to mitigate this issue would be to contain that data within users’ control, leveraging already existing smart hub frameworks. However, moving the storage and computation indoors does not necessarily solve the problem completely, as the pieces of software handling that data should also be trusted. In this paper, we present a thorough study to assess whether N-version programming (NVP) is a valid approach in bootstrapping trust in these data handling modules. Because there are considerable complexity differences among the modules that process home environment data, our study addresses less complex modules that strictly follow exact specifications, as well as complex and looser modules which although not following an exact specification, compute the same high level function. Our results shed light on this complexity and show that NVP can be a viable option to securing these modules.

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Zavalyshyn I. and O. Duarte N. (2018). An Extended Case Study about Securing Smart Home Hubs through N-version Programming.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 1: SECRYPT, ISBN 978-989-758-319-3, pages 123-134. DOI: 10.5220/0006854001230134


in Bibtex Style

@conference{secrypt18,
author={Igor Zavalyshyn and Nuno O. Duarte},
title={An Extended Case Study about Securing Smart Home Hubs through N-version Programming},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 1: SECRYPT,},
year={2018},
pages={123-134},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006854001230134},
isbn={978-989-758-319-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 1: SECRYPT,
TI - An Extended Case Study about Securing Smart Home Hubs through N-version Programming
SN - 978-989-758-319-3
AU - Zavalyshyn I.
AU - O. Duarte N.
PY - 2018
SP - 123
EP - 134
DO - 10.5220/0006854001230134