Data confidentiality for IoT networks: cryptographic gaps and physical-layer opportunities

Marcus de Ree, Georgios Mantas, Jonathan Rodriguez, Saud Althunibat, Marwa K. Qaraqe, Abdullah Alhasanat, Saif M. Al-Kuwari, Moath Alsafasfeh, Gabriele Oligeri, Seda Tusha, Muhammad Usman, Fatima Abu Taha, Samiha Alfalahat, Tasneem Alshamaseen, Malak Qaisi

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Abstract

The conventional solution for providing data confidentiality is by means of encryption (a branch of cryptography). However, encryption schemes are generally designed to provide a certain level of security without necessarily taking resource consumption into account. This poses an issue for Internet of Things (IoT) devices which are limited in terms of storage capacity and computational capabilities. In this paper, we discuss the capabilities of cryptographic solutions for providing data confidentiality and we evaluate whether these solutions are appropriate for IoT networks in terms of resource consumption. Based on the identified drawbacks of cryptographic solutions, we discuss opportunities within the area of physical-layer security (PLS). Finally, we provide an overview of PLS schemes which aim to enhance data confidentiality in IoT networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 26th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665417792
ISBN (Print)9781665417808
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2021
Event2021 IEEE 26th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks - Online
Duration: 25 Oct 202127 Oct 2021
https://camad2021.ieee-camad.org/ (Link to conference website)

Publication series

Name
ISSN (Print)2378-4865
ISSN (Electronic)2378-4873

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE 26th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks
Abbreviated titleIEEE CAMAD 2021
Period25/10/2127/10/21
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Keywords

  • cryptography
  • data confidentiality
  • information security
  • Internet of Things
  • physical-layer security

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