JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 30(4): 502-530, doi: 10.3897/jucs.107050
UP-Home: A Self-Adaptive Solution for Smart Home Security
expand article infoJosival Silva, Nelson Rosa, Fernando Aires§
‡ Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil§ Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
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Smart home devices are vulnerable to attacks that put their users’ security at risk. Vulnerabilities are discovered very frequently and can expose these devices through unsecured services. Meanwhile, the lack of standardisation in upgrade methods makes smart homes a potentially vulnerable environment. Furthermore, many manufacturers release their products and then abandon them, refusing to support security updates. As a result, security updates are needed to deal with the emergence of new attacks. There are several proposals to promote security in smart homes. However, there are rare solutions where changes for security purposes occur with little or no human intervention. This paper presents UP-Home, a self-adaptive solution that manages the security of smart homes. UP-Home aims to ensure that smart home devices meet the security requirements set by industry standards. The solution can continually identify and mitigate smart home security vulnerabilities. With autonomous computing techniques, UP-Home seeks to ensure the self-protection of devices and, consequently, the entire smart home. With the UP-Home evalu-ation, it was possible to notice significant improvements in the security of the smart home without any human intervention.
IoT, smart home, IoT security, self-adaptive systems, vulnerability