A Digital Forensics Investigation of a Smart Scale IoT Ecosystem

George Grispos, Frank Tursi, Kim Kwang Raymond Choo, William Mahoney, William Bradley Glisson

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Abstract

The introduction of Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems into personal homes and businesses prompts the idea that such ecosystems contain residual data, which can be used as digital evidence in court proceedings. However, the forensic examination of IoT ecosystems introduces a number of investigative problems for the digital forensics community. One of these problems is the limited availability of practical processes and techniques to guide the preservation and analysis of residual data from these ecosystems. Focusing on a detailed case study of the iHealth Smart Scale ecosystem, we present an empirical demonstration of practical techniques to recover residual data from different evidence sources within a smart scale ecosystem. We also document the artifacts that can be recovered from a smart scale ecosystem, which could inform a digital (forensic) investigation. The findings in this research provides a foundation for future studies regarding the development of processes and techniques suitable for extracting and examining residual data from IoT ecosystems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE 20th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2021
EditorsLiang Zhao, Neeraj Kumar, Robert C. Hsu, Deqing Zou
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages710-717
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665416580
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2021 - Shenyang, China
Duration: Oct 20 2021Oct 22 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2021 IEEE 20th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2021

Conference

Conference20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShenyang
Period10/20/2110/22/21

Keywords

  • Digital Forensics
  • Embedded Systems
  • Incident Response
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT Forensics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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