Multi-agent systems for scalable internet of things security

Phillip Kendrick, Abir Hussain, Natalia Criado, Martin Randles

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Abstract

Providing effective and scalable real-time security to Internet of Things devices can be a challenging task given the limited computational capacity of portable devices and a significant volume of network traffic. Multi-Agent Systems have proven to be a valuable tool in the areas of cyber security, distributed networks and legacy systems because of their scalable and flexible architecture. In this paper, we present a novel implementation of a Multi-Agent System for use within, or to support, Internet of Things networks through the distributed processing of security events to offload the computational cost of processing data from Internet of Things devices. In particular, domain experts can add new agents to existing systems which can automatically work with preexisting agents without manual reconfiguration. The scalability of this deployment model makes it suitable for a broad range of environments including dynamic and large-area networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, ICC 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
VolumePart F134890
ISBN (Electronic)9781450347747
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2017
Event2nd International Conference on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, ICC 2017 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Mar 201723 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, ICC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period22/03/201723/03/2017

Keywords

  • Cyber Security
  • Internet of Things
  • Multi-Agent System
  • Scalable Systems

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