HADES-IoT: A practical host-based anomaly detection system for IoT devices

Dominik Breitenbacher, Ivan Homoliak, Yan Lin Aung, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Yuval Elovici

Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Asia conference on computer and communications …, 2019

Internet of Things (IoT) devices have become ubiquitous and spread across many application domains including the industry, transportation, healthcare, and households. However, the proliferation of the IoT devices has raised the concerns about their security — many manufacturers focus only on the core functionality of their products due to short time to market and low cost pressures, while neglecting security aspects. Moreover, there is no established or standardized method for measuring and ensuring the security of IoT devices. Consequently, vulnerabilities are left untreated, allowing attackers to exploit IoT devices for various purposes, such as compromising privacy, recruiting devices into a botnet, or misusing devices to perform cryptocurrency mining. In this paper, we present a practical Host-based Anomaly DEtection System for IoT (HADES-IoT) as a novel last line of defense. HADES-IoT has proactive …