Next Article in Journal
Deformed Jarzynski Equality
Next Article in Special Issue
Energy Harvesting for Physical Layer Security in Cooperative Networks Based on Compressed Sensing
Previous Article in Journal
Computing Entropies with Nested Sampling
Previous Article in Special Issue
Competitive Sharing of Spectrum: Reservation Obfuscation and Verification Strategies
Open AccessReview

Securing Wireless Communications of the Internet of Things from the Physical Layer, An Overview

1
School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT9 5AH, UK
2
Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GJ, UK
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Entropy 2017, 19(8), 420; https://doi.org/10.3390/e19080420
Received: 3 July 2017 / Revised: 14 August 2017 / Accepted: 16 August 2017 / Published: 18 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information-Theoretic Security)
The security of the Internet of Things (IoT) is receiving considerable interest as the low power constraints and complexity features of many IoT devices are limiting the use of conventional cryptographic techniques. This article provides an overview of recent research efforts on alternative approaches for securing IoT wireless communications at the physical layer, specifically the key topics of key generation and physical layer encryption. These schemes can be implemented and are lightweight, and thus offer practical solutions for providing effective IoT wireless security. Future research to make IoT-based physical layer security more robust and pervasive is also covered. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; physical layer security; key generation; physical layer encryption Internet of Things; physical layer security; key generation; physical layer encryption
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Zhang, J.; Duong, T.Q.; Woods, R.; Marshall, A. Securing Wireless Communications of the Internet of Things from the Physical Layer, An Overview. Entropy 2017, 19, 420.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop