Recovery of forensic artefacts from a smart home IoT ecosystem

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Azhar, H. and Bate, S. 2019. Recovery of forensic artefacts from a smart home IoT ecosystem. in: CYBER 2019, The Fourth International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems IARIA. pp. 94-99
AuthorsAzhar, H. and Bate, S.
Abstract

This paper reports an investigation into a modern smart-environment ecosystem comprising of multiple Internet of Things devices: Amazon Echo, Nest Indoor Camera and Philips Hue smart-bulb. As of yet, there is still little to no documentation, nor established methodology for the examination, acquisition and documentation of evidentiary artefacts from a smart-environment. Much of the research still remains individual to each device and does not incorporate the “melting pot” reality of most smart-environments. The methodology outlined in this paper was artefact-centric, and was purposely designed to facilitate the creation, discovery and documentation of network-native, cloud-native and device-native artefacts. Whilst not all aspects of the investigation were successful, a strong groundwork of documentation of the artefacts present on each of the smart-devices examined has been compiled, so as to inform and lay the foundations for future studies on this area of research.

Keywords Internet of Things forensics; Internet of Things ecosystem forensics; Digital forensics; Smart Home; Internet of Things; Amazon Alexa; Nest Camera; Smart-Bulb
Page range94-99
Year2019
Book titleCYBER 2019, The Fourth International Conference on Cyber-Technologies and Cyber-Systems
PublisherIARIA
ISBN9781612087436
ISSN2519-8599
Publication dates
Online22 Sep 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited24 Feb 2020
Official URLhttp://www.thinkmind.org/index.php?view=article&articleid=cyber_2019_5_30_80066
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