Cloud Infrastructures, Services, and IoT Systems for Smart Cities. Second EAI International Conference, IISSC 2017 and CN4IoT 2017, Brindisi, Italy, April 20–21, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Securing Cloud-Based IoT Applications with Trustworthy Sensing

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-67636-4_23,
        author={Ihtesham Haider and Bernhard Rinner},
        title={Securing Cloud-Based IoT Applications with Trustworthy Sensing},
        proceedings={Cloud Infrastructures, Services, and IoT Systems for Smart Cities. Second EAI International Conference, IISSC 2017 and CN4IoT 2017, Brindisi, Italy, April 20--21, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={IISSC \& CN4IOT},
        year={2017},
        month={11},
        keywords={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-67636-4_23}
    }
    
  • Ihtesham Haider
    Bernhard Rinner
    Year: 2017
    Securing Cloud-Based IoT Applications with Trustworthy Sensing
    IISSC & CN4IOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67636-4_23
Ihtesham Haider1,*, Bernhard Rinner1,*
  • 1: Alpen-Adria-Universität
*Contact email: ihtesham.haider@aau.at, bernhard.rinner@aau.at

Abstract

The omnipresence of resource-constrained sensors connected to the cloud has enabled numerous Internet of Things (IoT) applications. However, the trust in these IoT applications is severely compromised by security concerns. We introduce a lightweight and effective security approach for such applications by protecting the sensors. Our approach leverages Physically Unclonable Functions (PUF) on the sensor platform to ensure non-repudiation of sensed data and integrity of sensor hardware and firmware. We compare the performance of different PUF implementations on Atmel, ARM, and FPGA-based sensing platforms, analyze the security properties of the proposed protocols and determine the overhead in terms of latency, storage and logic area. Our evaluation shows that it only incurs insignificant overhead on low-end sensors.