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

Thomas Wolfgang Pieber, Thomas Ulz, Christian Steger, Rainer Matischek

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork and System Security
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-64701-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-64700-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th International Conference on Network and System Security: NSS 2017 - Hotel Crowne Plaza Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 21 Aug 201723 Aug 2017
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10394 LNCS


Conference11th International Conference on Network and System Security
Abbreviated titleNSS-2017
Internet address


  • Authentication
  • Smart Sensors
  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Hardware Security


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