Research on Internet of Things Vulnerability Based on Complex Network Attack Model

  • Chengxiang LiuEmail author
  • Wei Xiong
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 972)


The Internet of Things brings convenience to people’s lives and it is also vulnerable to external attacks due to its own vulnerability. For this reason, analyzing the vulnerability of the Internet of Things is very necessary and meaningful. The paper starts with the characteristics of the Internet of Things and firstly constructs its network attack model. And then we simulate the attack on the model according to the attack rules. Furthermore, an experimental analysis of the nodes vulnerability is conducted by the theory of complex networks, and indicators of network characteristics are quantified based on the removal of vulnerable nodes. The experimental results show that the vulnerability of the system will show different patterns of attenuation as the proportion of node deletion increases.


Internet of Things Complex network Vulnerability Attack model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Company of Postgraduate ManagementSpace Engineering UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Science and Technology on Complex Electronic System Simulation LaboratorySpace Engineering UniversityBeijingChina

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