Internet of Things (IoT) devices are quickly growing in adoption. The use case for IoT devices runs the gamut from household applications (such as toasters, lighting, and thermostats) to medical, battlefield, or Industrial Control System (ICS) applications that are used in life or death situations. A disturbing trend for IoT devices is that they are not developed with security in mind. This lack of security has led to the creation of massive botnets that are used for nefarious acts. To address these issues, it’s important to have a good understanding of the threat landscape that IoT devices face. A commonly used security control to monitor and gain insight into threats is a honeypot. This research explores the creation of a VMI-based high-interaction honeypot for IoT devices that is capable of monitoring multiple services simultaneously.
Nance, Cory, "Towards a Virtual Machine Introspection Based Multi-Service, Multi-Architecture, High-Interaction Honeypot for IOT Devices" (2019). SAIS 2019 Proceedings. 47.