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Title: Authenticating wireless nodes in building automation : challenges and approaches
Authors : Rüst, Andreas
Schellenbaum, Aurelio Ruben Dario
Schläpfer, Tobias
Stauffer, Christian
Camenzind, Oskar
Conference details: Wireless Congress : Systems and Applications, Munich, Germany, 14 - 15 November 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Weka Fachmedien
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Munich
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Not specified
Type of review: Peer review (Abstract)
Language : English
Subjects : IoT security; IoT authentication,; Automated network enrollment; Wireless building automation; Low power wireless sensors; Resource constrained systems
Subject (DDC) : 004: Computer science
Abstract: Modern wireless nodes in building automation systems interconnect natively through the Internet Protocol (IP). As a result, the emerging coalescence of existing IT networks with networks on the field level presents many challenges. Specifically, mutual authentication of devices in an IT environment is one of the main issues. Moreover, this mutual authentication has to take place with embedded devices in the field that feature manifold constraints and require a simple but secure provisioning. The Fairhair Alliance is in the process of standardizing an autonomic secure bootstrapping process to tackle these challenges. The paper outlines this automated approach and shows the successful implementation of a real-life prototype. This demonstrates that the required cryptographic functions and procedures are feasible on a constrained low power device.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-2750
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Identity Management for Heterogenous Wireless Networks
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