An IoT Digital Twin for Cyber-Security Defence Based on Runtime Verification

Jorge David de Hoz Diego, Anastasios Temperekidis, Panagiotis Katsaros*, Charalambos Konstantinou

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

A security decoupling approach for IoT device communications is presented, based on a Digital Twin with runtime verification capabilities. The solution proposed assumes that a local agent (security module) can be deployed to the IoT device by the IoT server. The runtime verification approach implemented in the Digital Twin detects possible violations of protected communications from either a remote device or a local compromised process and provides timely and valuable information for countering a potential cyber-security attack. Moreover, only a subset of the observed traffic needs to be monitored, which induces negligible overhead and allows deploying the Digital Twin in IoT devices with limited computational resources. Runtime verification was implemented by adopting a rule-based approach for monitoring parametric events, i.e. the packets that carry data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLeveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation. Verification Principles - 11th International Symposium, ISoLA 2022, Proceedings
EditorsTiziana Margaria, Bernhard Steffen
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages556-574
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783031198489
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event11th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, ISoLA 2022 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: Oct 22 2022Oct 30 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13701 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, ISoLA 2022
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityRhodes
Period10/22/2210/30/22

Keywords

  • Digital twin
  • IoT
  • Runtime verification
  • Security-by-design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science

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