An Efficient Authentication Technique to Protect IoT Networks from Impact of RPL Attacks

An Efficient Authentication Technique to Protect IoT Networks from Impact of RPL Attacks

© 2021 by IJETT Journal
Volume-69 Issue-10
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Smita Sanjay Ambarkar, Narendra Shekokar
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V69I10P217

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Smita Sanjay Ambarkar, Narendra Shekokar, "An Efficient Authentication Technique to Protect IoT Networks from Impact of RPL Attacks," International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, vol. 69, no. 10, pp. 137-145, 2021. Crossref,

The Internet of Things (IoT) changes the perspective of everyday life. IoT transforms diverse applications ranging from smart homes to very critical infrastructure monitoring. The IPv6 Low Power personal area network (6LoWPAN) routes the data using the de-facto standard routing protocol for low power lossy network (RPL). The RFC 6550 of RPL protocol highlighted its insecure behavior; hence the IoT network falls prey to various attacks like version number attack, hello flood attack, increased rank, and deceased rank attack. To design an effective security solution for the mitigation of RPL attacks, a comprehensive analysis of attacks is of utmost importance. Hence this paper attempts to implement the RPL attack in the IoT network by thoroughly examining the IoT network behavior after the attacks. The paper put forth a comprehensive impact analysis of the RPL attack on the IoT network. The paper further illustrates the detailed architecture and implementation of mutual authentication. The results proved that the proposed authentication mechanism cease the entry of unauthenticated node thereby protecting the network from attacks. The proposed scheme is tested and verified with respect to power consumption and ETX metric. The results illustrate that the network not only blocks the unauthenticated node but also improves network performance.

Authentication, IoT Networks, RPL Attacks, 6LoWPAN.

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