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Information 2016, 7(3), 49; doi:10.3390/info7030049

The Role of Physical Layer Security in IoT: A Novel Perspective

Università di Firenze, Department of Information Engineering, Via di Santa Marta 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
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Received: 16 June 2016 / Revised: 22 July 2016 / Accepted: 27 July 2016 / Published: 2 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Physical Layer Security in Wireless Networks)
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This paper deals with the problem of securing the configuration phase of an Internet of Things (IoT) system. The main drawbacks of current approaches are the focus on specific techniques and methods, and the lack of a cross layer vision of the problem. In a smart environment, each IoT device has limited resources and is often battery operated with limited capabilities (e.g., no keyboard). As a consequence, network security must be carefully analyzed in order to prevent security and privacy issues. In this paper, we will analyze the IoT threats, we will propose a security framework for the device initialization and we will show how physical layer security can effectively boost the security of IoT systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; physical layer security; Body Area Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks; device configuration; key management Internet of Things; physical layer security; Body Area Networks; Wireless Sensor Networks; device configuration; key management
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Pecorella, T.; Brilli, L.; Mucchi, L. The Role of Physical Layer Security in IoT: A Novel Perspective. Information 2016, 7, 49.

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