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A Security Framework for the Internet of Things in the Future Internet Architecture

Intel Labs, Hillsboro 97124, OR, USA
Google, Mountain View 94043, CA, USA
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway 08854, NJ, USA
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Academic Editors: Georgios Kambourakis and Constantinos Kolias
Future Internet 2017, 9(3), 27;
Received: 5 June 2017 / Revised: 24 June 2017 / Accepted: 25 June 2017 / Published: 28 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue IoT Security and Privacy)
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is a recent trend that extends the boundary of the Internet to include a wide variety of computing devices. Connecting many stand-alone IoT systems through the Internet introduces many challenges, with security being front-and-center since much of the collected information will be exposed to a wide and often unknown audience. Unfortunately, due to the intrinsic capability limits of low-end IoT devices, which account for a majority of the IoT end hosts, many traditional security methods cannot be applied to secure IoT systems, which open a door for attacks and exploits directed both against IoT services and the broader Internet. This paper addresses this issue by introducing a unified IoT framework based on the MobilityFirst future Internet architecture that explicitly focuses on supporting security for the IoT. Our design integrates local IoT systems into the global Internet without losing usability, interoperability and security protection. Specifically, we introduced an IoT middleware layer that connects heterogeneous hardware in local IoT systems to the global MobilityFirst network. We propose an IoT name resolution service (IoT-NRS) as a core component of the middleware layer, and develop a lightweight keying protocol that establishes trust between an IoT device and the IoT-NRS. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; security; future Internet; name resolution; key management Internet of Things; security; future Internet; name resolution; key management

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Liu, X.; Zhao, M.; Li, S.; Zhang, F.; Trappe, W. A Security Framework for the Internet of Things in the Future Internet Architecture. Future Internet 2017, 9, 27.

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