Special Issue "PUF-Based Authentication"
A special issue of Cryptography (ISSN 2410-387X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
New hardware architectures for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) are emerging rapidly in response to consumer demands for improved situational awareness, instant access to widely-distributed sources of news and information, and remote, hand-held control over personal assets. Unfortunately, the lessons of the past related to the dangers of adding security and trust as afterthoughts are, once again, beginning to wreak havoc, as the commercial sector forges ahead on delivering poorly-vetted products to market ahead of competitors. A critically important component of IoT security relates to authentication, i.e., confirming the identities of communicating entities, but weak ‘password’ forms of authentication continue to dominate the IoT landscape. This Special Issue focuses on hardware-based authentication of IoT in all of its incarnations, including consumer, industrial Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), automotive, military, and aerospace. Of particular interest are methods and implementations designed to operate in resource-constrained environments, and which can be broadly applied to other challenges, e.g., those related to securing the supply chain.
Prof. Dr. Jim Plusquellic
Dr. Fareena Saqib
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- hardware security and trust