Team Project

„Evaluation of Security Protocols for the Internet of Things“

The Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as one of the most ground breaking and game-changing evolutions of information technology in modern times.  Modern  factories utilize so-called cyber-physical systems: they create a virtual copy of the physical world in order to monitor physical processes and make decentralized decisions. Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time. 

More and more often IoT infrastructures become  targets for (corporate) hackers and (industrial) spies. Therefore, security solutions are to be implemented in order to resist such attacks. It is important to guarantee authenticity and confidentiality of the data. Therefore, cryptographic primitives which allow to encrypt and authenticate the data is the essential part of IOT security.  However, in many cases IoT devices  have to cope with constrained resources, e.g., memory, computing power, and battery supply.  Often this results into security problems as ”traditional” crypto algorithms are either too resource-consuming or, in the worst case, do not work at all on such devices.