Decoy Systems with Low Energy Bluetooth Communication

Aaron Hunter, Kenneth C. K. Wong

Abstract

We propose an architecture for a decoy system that uses low energy Bluetooth devices for communication. We argue that these devices can be effective not only due to low power consumption, but also because an attacker can not detect the signal from a distance. As such, information sent from the decoy system to a monitoring system is unlikely to be noticed by an attacker. We describe a physical system that we have developed for testing and experimentation with this approach. The results so far are promising both in terms of the effectiveness of monitoring, and also with respect to the hidden communication. Moreover, while the decoy system is high-interaction, it does not lead to any system interruption on the main system. Our system is novel in that it is developed from scratch, using low-cost hardware in a manner that accurately captures the way communication would happen in a real system. We discuss the advantages and limitations of our framework, and discuss possible approaches to establishing formal proofs of security for this kind of physical system.

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Hunter A. and Wong K. (2018). Decoy Systems with Low Energy Bluetooth Communication.In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP, ISBN 978-989-758-282-0, pages 404-409. DOI: 10.5220/0006646604040409


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@conference{icissp18,
author={Aaron Hunter and Kenneth C. K. Wong},
title={Decoy Systems with Low Energy Bluetooth Communication},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,},
year={2018},
pages={404-409},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006646604040409},
isbn={978-989-758-282-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy - Volume 1: ICISSP,
TI - Decoy Systems with Low Energy Bluetooth Communication
SN - 978-989-758-282-0
AU - Hunter A.
AU - Wong K.
PY - 2018
SP - 404
EP - 409
DO - 10.5220/0006646604040409