Title

Optimizing Jamming Attacks in Cyber Electronic Warfare Based on Real Time Situational Awareness

Presenting Author Name/s

Michael Nilsen

Faculty Advisor

Sachin Shetty

Presentation Type

Poster

Disciplines

Electrical and Computer Engineering | Other Engineering

Description/Abstract

Developing of capability to launch attacks based on situational awareness of the communication environment. Specifically, the capability will corrupt control messages exchanged between base station and mobile device to impair mobile communications. This capability will allow the development of cross-layer attack solutions which leverages and extracts intelligence from communication protocol messages to selectively and stealthily impair mobile communications with low power. The capability will implemented in an integrated SDR and embedded system environment that is portable, ruggedized and mobile.

The cross-layer attack capability will involve a passive sniffer which can eavesdrop on the communication between base station and mobile device to extract data link and network layer messages. The messages will be analyzed to extract communication and network information needed to launch low-power attacks on multiple mobile devices. We have instrumented a SDR testbed to fit in a backpack capable of passively sniffing mobile communication and networking protocol messages. The proposed approach will automate the process of extracting communication channels, hopping parameters, network topology by analyzing cross-layer messages.

The testbed is equipped with cross-layer attack capability will be delivered. The testbed primarily comprises of four SDRs, four embedded computing devices and associated software. The SDRs would be instrumented with the ability to detect control channels in the region where it is deployed and transmit low power messages to impair the communication between the mobile device and base station.

Session Title

Poster Session

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

2-2-2019 8:00 AM

End Date

2-2-2019 12:30 PM

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Optimizing Jamming Attacks in Cyber Electronic Warfare Based on Real Time Situational Awareness

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Developing of capability to launch attacks based on situational awareness of the communication environment. Specifically, the capability will corrupt control messages exchanged between base station and mobile device to impair mobile communications. This capability will allow the development of cross-layer attack solutions which leverages and extracts intelligence from communication protocol messages to selectively and stealthily impair mobile communications with low power. The capability will implemented in an integrated SDR and embedded system environment that is portable, ruggedized and mobile.

The cross-layer attack capability will involve a passive sniffer which can eavesdrop on the communication between base station and mobile device to extract data link and network layer messages. The messages will be analyzed to extract communication and network information needed to launch low-power attacks on multiple mobile devices. We have instrumented a SDR testbed to fit in a backpack capable of passively sniffing mobile communication and networking protocol messages. The proposed approach will automate the process of extracting communication channels, hopping parameters, network topology by analyzing cross-layer messages.

The testbed is equipped with cross-layer attack capability will be delivered. The testbed primarily comprises of four SDRs, four embedded computing devices and associated software. The SDRs would be instrumented with the ability to detect control channels in the region where it is deployed and transmit low power messages to impair the communication between the mobile device and base station.