Establishing a Chain of Trust in a Sporadically Connected Cyber-Physical System

Silia Maksuti, Michael Pickem, Mario Zsilak, Anna Stummer, Markus Tauber, Marcus Wieschhoff, Dominic Pirker, Christoph Schmittner, Jerker Delsing

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Drone based applications have progressed significantly in recent years across many industries, including agriculture. This paper proposes a sporadically connected cyber-physical system for assisting winemakers and minimizing the travel time to remote and poorly connected infrastructures. A set of representative diseases and conditions, which will be monitored by land-bound sensors in combination with multispectral images, is identified. To collect accurate data, a trustworthy and secured communication of the drone with the sensors and the base station should be established. We propose to use an Internet of Things framework for establishing a chain of trust by securely onboarding drones, sensors and base station, and providing self-adaptation support for the use case. Furthermore, we perform a security analysis of the use case for identifying potential threats and security controls that should be in place for mitigating them.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IM 2021 - 2021 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
EditorsToufik Ahmed, Olivier Festor, Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, Joon-Myung Kang, Alberto E. Schaeffer-Filho, Abdelkader Lahmadi, Edmundo Madeira
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783903176324
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event17th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management: IM 2021 - Virtuell, Austria
Duration: 17 May 202121 May 2021


Conference17th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
Abbreviated title IM 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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