Analyzing the communication security between smartphones and IoT based on CORAS

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The exponential growth of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices and applications may expose tremendous security vulnerabilities in practice, as there are different protocols in the application layer to exchange sensor data, e.g., MQTT, AMQP, CoAP. For the MQTT protocol, IoT devices would publish a plain message that could potentially cause loss of data integrity and data stealing. Motivated by this, we first present a risk assessment on the communication channel between smartphones and IoT using the method of CORAS, which is a model-based security risk analysis framework. Then the paper analyzes several known cryptographic methods and mechanisms to identify which cryptography solution best fits resource constrained IoT devices. Further, we discuss appropriate cryptographic algorithms that can help protect data integrity between smartphones and IoT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 12th International Conference on Network and System Security
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9783030027438
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event12th International Conference on Network and System Security - Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 27 Aug 201829 Aug 2018


Conference12th International Conference on Network and System Security
LocationHong Kong Polytechnic University
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
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    Research areas

  • CORAS, Data integrity, Internet-of-Things, Network security, Risk assessment, Smartphone security

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