Securing the IOT Devices with Artificial Immune System
Bhagya Shree1, Suman Bhakar2

1Bhagya Shree, Pursuing Post Graduation Student, Computer Science Program, Rajasthan College of Engineering for Women’s, Jaipur, India.
2Suman Bhakar, Assistant Professor, Cumputer Science Department, Rajasthan College of Engineering for Women, Jaipur, India.
Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 5193-5196  | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B4251129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B4251.129219
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Abstract: Security is the main concern for IOT devices as are expected to share a lot of crucial information about the user and his surroundings. The traditional security mechanisms are ineffective against sophisticated and advanced security attacks such as Man in the Middle Attack, Denial of Service attack, Identity cloning. Different solutions have been proposed for user authentication. Device authentication is crucial in IOT environment and cannot be neglected. Despite this device authentication has not gained equal attention from the research community. The aim of this research is to develop a lightweight and robust device authentication algorithm by Artificial Immune System to ensure data integrity in IoT networks. The concepts of Artificial Immune system are utilized for generating a non-redundant device signature which is used to differentiate between authentic and malicious nodes. The device signature is generated dynamically and is non reusable. This property makes the proposed algorithm secure against numerous high-level attacks such as frequency analysis attacks, Man in the Middle attack, side channel attacks, Denial of Service attack. The developed algorithm is tested in real time and prevents malicious nodes from entering the network. In addition to being immune against the high level attacks the proposed algorithm functions with low communication cost. The proposed algorithm can be used for providing security in IOT devices with limited battery life and processing power such as IOT enabled and remotely deployed Wireless Sensor Networks for forest fire detection, power plant monitoring , remote military applications and many others.
Keywords: Artificial Immune System, Device Authentication, Internet of Things, Security.