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Hardware Secured, Password-based Authentication for Smart Sensors for the Industrial Internet of Things

  • Thomas W. PieberEmail author
  • Thomas Ulz
  • Christian Steger
  • Rainer Matischek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10394)

Abstract

Sensors are a vital component for the Internet of Things. These sensors gather information about their environment and pass this information to control algorithms and/or actuators. To operate as effective as possible the sensors need to be reconfigurable, which allows the operators to optimize the sensing activities. In this work we focus on the mechanisms of such reconfiguration possibilities. As the reconfiguration can also be used to manipulate the sensors (and their attached systems) in a subtle way, the security of the reconfiguration interface is of utmost importance. Within this work we test a lightweight authentication method for use on a smart sensor and describe a possible implementations of the authentication mechanism on a hardware security module.

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Acknowledgment

This project has received funding from the Electronic Component Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 692480. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Slovakia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas W. Pieber
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Ulz
    • 1
  • Christian Steger
    • 1
  • Rainer Matischek
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Technical InformaticsGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Infineon Technologies Austria AGGrazAustria

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