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A Reliable TTP-Based Infrastructure with Low Sensor Resource Consumption for the Smart Home Multi-Platform

School of Computer Science & Engineering, Soongsil University, 369 Sangdo-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 06978, Korea
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Seoul Tech), 232 Gongneung-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul 01811, Korea
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Academic Editors: Luis Javier García Villalba, Anura P. Jayasumana and Jun Bi
Sensors 2016, 16(7), 1036;
Received: 11 May 2016 / Revised: 22 June 2016 / Accepted: 25 June 2016 / Published: 5 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances on Resources Management for Multi-Platform Infrastructures)
With the ICT technology making great progress in the smart home environment, the ubiquitous environment is rapidly emerging all over the world, but problems are also increasing proportionally to the rapid growth of the smart home market such as multiplatform heterogeneity and new security threats. In addition, the smart home sensors have so low computing resources that they cannot process complicated computation tasks, which is required to create a proper security environment. A service provider also faces overhead in processing data from a rapidly increasing number of sensors. This paper aimed to propose a scheme to build infrastructure in which communication entities can securely authenticate and design security channel with physically unclonable PUFs and the TTP that smart home communication entities can rely on. In addition, we analyze and evaluate the proposed scheme for security and performance and prove that it can build secure channels with low resources. Finally, we expect that the proposed scheme can be helpful for secure communication with low resources in future smart home multiplatforms. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart home; PUFs; TTP; multiplatform; resource smart home; PUFs; TTP; multiplatform; resource
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Kang, J.; Kim, M.; Park, J.H. A Reliable TTP-Based Infrastructure with Low Sensor Resource Consumption for the Smart Home Multi-Platform. Sensors 2016, 16, 1036.

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