An Approach to Integrating Security and Fault Tolerance Mechanisms into the Military IoT

  • Zbigniew ZieliskiEmail author
  • Jan Chudzikiewicz
  • Janusz Furtak
Part of the Internet of Things book series (ITTCC)


Security and dependability are the most crucial challenges for the IoT implementation into the military domain. Insufficiently secured military IoT can provide adversary possibility of manipulation or disruption of data transmitted between units or even taking control of or disabling automated systems. On the other hand, if we already apply certain security mechanisms, IoT network should work reliably, even with faults arising out of unreliable hardware, and harsh or even hostile physical environment. In the paper it was pointed out that security mechanisms and fault-tolerant techniques to be effective in military applications should be tightly integrated. An approach for integrating security techniques on the access layer and the fault-tolerant techniques which are based on faulty (or misbehaving) sensor nodes diagnosis and reconfiguration was proposed. Presented solutions for securing the military IoT network ensure strong nodes authentication within network clusters and securing data transmissions between sensor nodes (SN) and gateways with the use of COTS IoT platforms equipped with TPM modules. Fault diagnosis (or detection) is based on the comparison method within network clusters. The method for determining effective diagnosable structures within clusters was presented. An experimentally constructed network called SFTN was build to demonstrate the proposed approach. Also, some results from a study of the experimental network in Cooja simulator were conducted.


Fault-tolerant system Fault-diagnosis Internet of Things Security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zbigniew Zieliski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Chudzikiewicz
    • 1
  • Janusz Furtak
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of CyberneticsMilitary University of TechnologyWarszawaPoland

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