SecureCore: A multicore-based intrusion detection architecture for real-time embedded systems

Man Ki Yoon, Sibin Mohan, Jaesik Choi, Jung Eun Kim, Lui Sha

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60 Scopus citations

Abstract

Security violations are becoming more common in real-time systems - an area that was considered to be invulnerable in the past - as evidenced by the recent W32.Stuxnet and Duqu worms. A failure to protect such systems from malicious entities could result in significant harm to both humans as well as the environment. The increasing use of multicore architectures in such systems exacerbates the problem since shared resources on these processors increase the risk of being compromised. In this paper, we present the SecureCore framework that, coupled with novel monitoring techniques, is able to improve the security of realtime embedded systems. We aim to detect malicious activities by analyzing and observing the inherent properties of the real-time system using statistical analyses of their execution profiles. With careful analysis based on these profiles, we are able to detect malicious code execution as soon as it happens and also ensure that the physical system remains safe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 19th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, RTAS 2013
Pages21-32
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE 19th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, RTAS 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Apr 9 2013Apr 11 2013

Publication series

NameReal-Time Technology and Applications - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1080-1812

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 19th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, RTAS 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period4/9/134/11/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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