Identifying devices across the IPv4 address space

Ryan Jicha, Mark W. Patton, Hsinchun Chen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Many of today's devices are internet-enabled with IPv4 internet addresses, exposing them to internet threats. To determine the true scale of vulnerabilities being introduced, particularly in the IPv4 internet address space, a new methodology of scanning the entire IPv4 internet space is required. To improve scanning speeds we created a framework combining fast connectionless port scanners with a thorough and accurate connection-oriented scanner to verify results. The results are stored to a database. This combined framework provides more robust results than current connectionless scanners, yet still scans the IPv4 internet fast enough to be practically usable for mass scanning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Cybersecurity and Big Data, ISI 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509038657
StatePublished - Nov 15 2016
Event14th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2015 - Tucson, United States
Duration: Sep 28 2016Sep 30 2016


Other14th IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • devices
  • Internet Protocol
  • Ipv4
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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