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Sensors 2010, 10(1), 822-859; doi:10.3390/s100100822
Intelligent Sensors Security
Received: 16 December 2009; in revised form: 19 January 2010 / Accepted: 19 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instrumentation, Signal Treatment and Uncertainty Estimation in Sensors)
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Abstract: The paper is focused on the security issues of sensors provided with processors and software and used for high-risk applications. Common IT related threats may cause serious consequences for sensor system users. To improve their robustness, sensor systems should be developed in a restricted way that would provide them with assurance. One assurance creation methodology is Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) used for IT products and systems. The paper begins with a primer on the Common Criteria, and then a general security model of the intelligent sensor as an IT product is discussed. The paper presents how the security problem of the intelligent sensor is defined and solved. The contribution of the paper is to provide Common Criteria (CC) related security design patterns and to improve the effectiveness of the sensor development process.
Keywords: Common Criteria; IT security development; intelligent sensor; design pattern