Researchers find ways for Security Issues of Smart Homes


What does a smart home have? It’s got smart lighting and heating, latest smart communication and entertainment systems, and of course smart power generation to make it smart and green. But, how to keep a smart home secure and stop forced physical or digital entry? Well, it requires smart security too, of course.

A team of researchers from India discuss how sensor-enabled internet of things has made many aspects of daily life better, and how these devices and tools might be used to make us safer and more secure. The team comprised a researcher from the Department of Computer Science at the Central University of Rajasthan and a researcher from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota, in Jaipur who describe their approach for digital security of smart home. The study is published in the International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems.

New Intrusion Detection System for Smart Homes

The team presents SmartGuard – an intrusion detection system that can be installed in the smart home. The system is capable to detect malicious behavior in the home network as well as malicious communications from outside. Evidently, a hacker who can break into the network of a smart home would be easily able to override security features, such as electronic locking system and lights.

Therefore, to reduce to overhead on energy-strained IoT devices, the team used a cluster-based approach. The proposed approach will be a smart choice for today’s smart homes replete with vulnerabilities.

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