Secure Synthesis of IoT via Readers-Writers Flow Model

  • Shashank Khobragade
  • N. V. Narendra Kumar
  • R. K. Shyamasundar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10722)

Abstract

Internet of Things (IoT) is a game changer for the connected society. Safe and reliable operation of IoT connected devices is of paramount importance and thus, security and privacy is a foundational enabler for IoT. In this paper, we arrive at a synthesis methodology for the IoT and demonstrate how information flow among the connected devices using a three tier architecture enables us to assess the required security and privacy of the IoT based on the given security and privacy capabilities of the components. Our methodology uses a recent information security model called RWFM (Readers-Writers Flow Model) and shows how flexible approaches of synthesis of IoT through frameworks like Django can be integrated to realize the security/privacy requirements of the IoT. We demonstrate how the methodology concretely enables us to derive the constraints to be satisfied by the underlying components and enabled communications. A case study of a healthcare IoT implementation is discussed to illustrate the advantages of the methodology.

Keywords

Secure IoT Information-flow control Privacy 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The work was done as part of Information Security Research and Development Centre (ISRDC) at IIT Bombay, funded by MEITY, Government of India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shashank Khobragade
    • 1
  • N. V. Narendra Kumar
    • 2
  • R. K. Shyamasundar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Payment SystemsIDRBTHyderabadIndia

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