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Specification-based IDS for securing RPL from topology attacks

Anhtuan Le, Jonathan Loo, Yuan Luo, Aboubaker Lasebae
2011 2011 IFIP Wireless Days (WD)  
This paper focuses on the security aspect of RPL (Routing Protocol for Low-power and lossy network) by introducing a new type of threat -the topology attack, which changes the node operation for breaking the optimised network topology, and designing a specification-based IDS for detecting it. We present two novel RPL attacks of this type: the rank attack and local repair attack. We also propose an IDS architecture using network monitor backbone, and describe its monitoring mechanisms through a
more » ... chanisms through a RPL finite state machine implemented in each monitor node. We show that our system can effectively detect these routing operation threats with a reasonable overhead.
doi:10.1109/wd.2011.6098218 dblp:conf/wd/LeLLL11 fatcat:zmq7vg2wszhuzkntdze43ygdky