CIPSEC will be at CIoT 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018
(Paris, France)

CIPSEC will be at CIoT’18 (IEEE International Symposium on on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks ) represented by Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and ATOS

The 3rd of Cloudification of the Internet of Things 2018 (CIoT’18) is a conference focusing on the challenges of the Internets of Things while considering the whole end-to-end architecture based on 5G and Cloud solutions. In fact, the 5G network will absorb the billions of flows generated by things while considering the requested QoS and the cohabitation of M2M, M2H and H2M flows. Then, the flows will be processed in data centers and SaaS (applications) can exploit the generated knowledge.

The main objective of CIoT’18 is to address all the challenges of IoT systems from the sensors/machines to the end-users attached to the Cloud while considering the 5G network connecting both sides: IoT and Cloud domains.

Researches from UPC (Sarang Kahvazadeh, Xavier Masip-Bruin, Eva Marín-Tordera, Alejandro Jurnet and Jordi García.) and Rodrigo Díaz Rodríguez from ATOS are authors of the paper "Towards An Efficient Key Management and Authentication Strategy for Combined Fog-to-Cloud Continuum Systems" accepted to be presented at this conference.

Fog-to-cloud systems have emerged as a novel concept intended to improve service performance by considering fog and cloud resources in a coordinated way. In such a heterogeneous scenario, security provisioning becomes necessary, hence novel security solutions must be designed to handle the highly distributed fog-to-cloud nature. In the security area, key distribution and authentication are referred to as two critical pillars for a successful security deployment. Unfortunately, traditional centralized key distribution and authentication approaches do not meet the particularities brought by a Fog-to-cloud system due to its distributed nature. In this paper, we propose a novel distributed key management and authentication (DKMA) strategy to make Fog-to-cloud systems as secure as possible. The paper ends up presenting some results assessing the benefits of the proposed strategy in terms of traffic and delay reduction.