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EAP-Based Bootstrapping for Secondary Service Authentication to Integrate IoT into 5G Networks

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Mobile Internet Security (MobiSec 2019)


Security aspects must be considered in the next generation of IoT and 5G networks. From the different aspects that can be considered that belong to the area of security, we focus in this work as core aspects, the processes of authentication and key management operations that are essential to establish security associations between end-devices and data services. However, little effort has been put so far into providing a network-independent solution for service access authentication in the field of constrained devices based on IoT such as LoRaWAN, NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) and LTE-M in 5G networks. Therefore, this paper proposes a novel architecture based on EAP bootstrapping and AAA infrastructure for IoT and 5G networks to manage service authentication and security association in order to enable secure end-to-end communication. In this work, we propose the use of an improved bootstrapping mechanism for secondary authentication adapted to be compliant with the 3GPP specifications for integrating IoT technologies in 5G networks. We propose the adaptation of LO-COAP-EAP (Low-Overhead CoAP-EAP) as an EAP lower layer for enabling the secondary service authentication with high flexibility, scalability and networks independence.

This work has been partially funded by the H2020 EU IoTrust project under Grant Agreement 825618, the H2020 PHOENIX project under Grant Agreement 893079, the H2020 Fed4IoT project under Grant Agreement 814918, the H2020 PRECEPT project under Grant Agreement 958284, the National GUARDIAN project under Grant Agreement TSI-100110-2019-20, the H2020 Plug-n-Harvest project under Grant Agreement 768735, and also Fundación Séneca de la Región de Murcia FPI Grant 20751/FPI/18.

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Garcia-Carrillo, D., Sanchez-Gomez, J., Marin-Perez, R., Skarmeta, A. (2020). EAP-Based Bootstrapping for Secondary Service Authentication to Integrate IoT into 5G Networks. In: You, I., Chen, HC., Leu, FY., Kotenko, I. (eds) Mobile Internet Security. MobiSec 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1121. Springer, Singapore.

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