Visible to the public A multi-factors security key generation mechanism for IoT

TitleA multi-factors security key generation mechanism for IoT
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKan-Siew-Leong, Chze, P. L. R., Wee, A. K., Sim, E., May, K. E.
Conference Name2017 Ninth International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN)
Date Publishedjul
ISBN Number978-1-5090-4749-9
KeywordsAd Hoc Network Security, Ad hoc networks, composability, cryptography, Human Behavior, human factors, Internet of Things, IoT, IoT nodes, IoT security, Logic gates, multi-factors, Multi-Level Security, multifactors security key generation mechanism, Protocols, pubcrawl, Resiliency, security, security of data, self-adjusting systems, self-organising Internet of Things network, self-organising network

This paper introduces a multi-factors security key generation mechanism for self-organising Internet of Things (IoT) network and nodes. The mechanism enables users to generate unique set of security keys to enhance IoT security while meeting various business needs. The multi-factor security keys presents an additional security layer to existing security standards and practices currently being adopted by the IoT community. The proposed security key generation mechanism enables user to define and choose any physical and logical parameters he/she prefers, in generating a set of security keys to be encrypted and distributed to registered IoT nodes. IoT applications and services will only be activated after verifying that all security keys are present. Multiple levels of authorisation for different user groups can be easily created through the mix and match of the generated multi-factors security keys. A use case, covering indoor and outdoor field tests was conducted. The results of the tests showed that the mechanism is easily adaptable to meet diverse multivendor IoT devices and is scalable for various applications.

Citation Keykan-siew-leong_multi-factors_2017