Secure parent node selection scheme in route construction to exclude attacking nodes from RPL network

Kenji Iuchi, Takumi Matsunaga, Kentaro Toyoda, Iwao Sasase

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Abstract

The IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy networks (RPL) is a standard routing protocol to realize the Internet of Things (IoT). Since RPL is a tree-based topology network, an attacking node may falsely claim its rank towards neighbor nodes in order to be chosen as a parent of them and to collect more packets to tamper. In this paper, we propose a secure parent selection scheme so that each child node can select a legitimate node as its parent. In the proposed scheme, each node chooses a parent after excluding the best candidate if multiple parent candidates exist. Our scheme utilizes the fact that an attacking node claims falsely a lower rank than that of a legitimate nodes. We show that attacking nodes have no merits to claim lower ranks than true ones in a secure parent node selection scheme. By the computer simulation, we show that the proposed scheme reduces the total number of child nodes attached to attacking nodes in comparison with the conventional RPL scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 21st Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages299-303
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9784885523014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 17
Event21st Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2015 Oct 142015 Oct 16

Other

Other21st Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2015
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period15/10/1415/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Iuchi, K., Matsunaga, T., Toyoda, K., & Sasase, I. (2016). Secure parent node selection scheme in route construction to exclude attacking nodes from RPL network. In 2015 21st Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC 2015 (pp. 299-303). [7412530] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2015.7412530