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2021-06-01
G., Sowmya Padukone, H., Uma Devi.  2020.  Optical Signal Confinement in an optical Sensor for Efficient Biological Analysis by HQF Achievement. 2020 4th International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI)(48184). :7—12.
In this paper, a closely packed Biosensor construction by using a two-dimensional structure is described. This structure uses air-holes slab constructed on silicon material. By removing certain air holes in the slab, waveguides are constructed. By carrying out simulation, it is proved that the harmonic guided wave changes to lengthier wavelengths with reagents, pesticides, proteins & DNA capturing. A Biosensor is constructed with an improved Quality factor & wavelength. This gives high Quality Factor (HQF) resolution Biosensor. The approach used for Simulation purpose is Finite Difference Time Domain(FDTD).
Plager, Trenton, Zhu, Ying, Blackmon, Douglas A..  2020.  Creating a VR Experience of Solitary Confinement. 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW). :692—693.
The goal of this project is to create a realistic VR experience of solitary confinement and study its impact on users. Although there have been active debates and studies on this subject, very few people have personal experience of solitary confinement. Our first aim is to create such an experience in VR to raise the awareness of solitary confinement. We also want to conduct user studies to compare the VR solitary confinement experience with other types of media experiences, such as films or personal narrations. Finally, we want to study people’s sense of time in such a VR environment.
Maswood, Mirza Mohd Shahriar, Uddin, Md Ashif, Dey, Uzzwal Kumar, Islam Mamun, Md Mainul, Akter, Moriom, Sonia, Shamima Sultana, Alharbi, Abdullah G..  2020.  A Novel Sensor Design to Sense Liquid Chemical Mixtures using Photonic Crystal Fiber to Achieve High Sensitivity and Low Confinement Losses. 2020 11th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference (IEMCON). :0686—0691.
Chemical sensing is an important issue in food, water, environment, biomedical, and pharmaceutical field. Conventional methods used in laboratory for sensing the chemical are costly, time consuming, and sometimes wastes significant amount of sample. Photonic Crystal Fiber (PCF) offers high compactness and design flexibility and it can be used as biosensor, chemical sensor, liquid sensor, temperature sensor, mechanical sensor, gas sensor, and so on. In this work, we designed PCF to sense different concentrations of different liquids by one PCF structure. We designed different structure for silica cladding hexagonal PCF to sense different concentrations of benzene-toluene and ethanol-water mixer. Core diameter, air hole diameter, and air hole diameter to lattice pitch ratio are varied to get the optimal result as well to explore the effect of core size, air hole size and the pitch on liquid chemical sensing. Performance of the chemical sensors was examined based on confinement loss and sensitivity. The performance of the sensor varied a lot and basically it depends not only on refractive index of the liquid but also on sensing wavelengths. Our designed sensor can provide comparatively high sensitivity and low confinement loss.
Pandey, Pragya, Kaur, Inderjeet.  2020.  Improved MODLEACH with Effective Energy Utilization Technique for WSN. 2020 8th International Conference on Reliability, Infocom Technologies and Optimization (Trends and Future Directions) (ICRITO). :987—992.
Wireless sensor network (WSNs) formed from an enormous number of sensor hub with the capacity to detect and process information in the physical world in a convenient way. The sensor nodes contain a battery imperative, which point of confinement the system lifetime. Because of vitality limitations, the arrangement of WSNs will required development methods to keep up the system lifetime. The vitality productive steering is the need of the innovative WSN systems to build the process time of system. The WSN system is for the most part battery worked which should be ration as conceivable as to cause system to continue longer and more. WSN has developed as a significant figuring stage in the ongoing couple of years. WSN comprises of countless sensor points, which are worked by a little battery. The vitality of the battery worked nodes is the defenseless asset of the WSN, which is exhausted at a high rate when data is transmitted, because transmission vitality is subject to the separation of transmission. Sensor nodes can be sent in the cruel condition. When they are conveyed, it ends up difficult to supplant or energize its battery. Therefore, the battery intensity of sensor hub ought to be utilized proficiently. Many steering conventions have been proposed so far to boost the system lifetime and abatement the utilization vitality, the fundamental point of the sensor hubs is information correspondence, implies move of information packs from one hub to other inside the system. This correspondence is finished utilizing grouping and normal vitality of a hub. Each bunch chooses a pioneer called group head. The group heads CHs are chosen based by and large vitality and the likelihood. There are number of bunching conventions utilized for the group Head determination, the principle idea is the existence time of a system which relies on the normal vitality of the hub. In this work we proposed a model, which utilizes the leftover vitality for group head choice and LZW pressure Technique during the transmission of information bundles from CHs to base station. Work enhanced the throughput and life time of system and recoveries the vitality of hub during transmission and moves more information in less vitality utilization. The Proposed convention is called COMPRESSED MODLEACH.
Chandrasekaran, Selvamani, Ramachandran, K.I., Adarsh, S., Puranik, Ashish Kumar.  2020.  Avoidance of Replay attack in CAN protocol using Authenticated Encryption. 2020 11th International Conference on Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT). :1—6.
Controller Area Network is the prominent communication protocol in automotive systems. Its salient features of arbitration, message filtering, error detection, data consistency and fault confinement provide robust and reliable architecture. Despite of this, it lacks security features and is vulnerable to many attacks. One of the common attacks over the CAN communication is the replay attack. It can happen even after the implementation of encryption or authentication. This paper proposes a methodology of supressing the replay attacks by implementing authenticated encryption embedded with timestamp and pre-shared initialisation vector as a primary key. The major advantage of this system is its flexibility and configurability nature where in each layer can be chosen with the help of cryptographic algorithms to up to the entire size of the keys.
Ghouse, Mohammed, Nene, Manisha J..  2020.  Graph Neural Networks for Prevention of Leakage of Secret Data. 2020 5th International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES). :994—999.
The study presents the design and development of security solution pertaining to prevention of leakage of secret data that is in transit (DIT) to be deployed in a Network Gateway, the Gateway is the link connecting the Trusted Network with the Un-trusted Network. The entire solution includes, tasks such as classification of data flowing in the network, followed by the confinement of the identified data, the confinement of the identified data is done either by tagging the data or by means of encryption, however the later form is employed to achieve confinement of classified data under secret category thereby achieving confidentiality of the same. GNN is used for achieving the categorization function and the results are found to be satisfying with less processing time. The dataset that is used is the publicly available dataset and is available in its labeled format. The final deployment will however be based on the datasets that is available to meet a particular requirement of an Organization/Institution. Any organization can prepare a customized dataset suiting its requirements and train the model. The model can then be used for meeting the DLP requirement.
Lopes, Carmelo Riccardo, Zito, Pietro, Lampasi, Alessandro, Ala, Guido, Zizzo, Gaetano, Sanseverino, Eleonora Riva.  2020.  Conceptual Design and Modeling of Fast Discharge Unit for Quench Protection of Superconducting Toroidal Field Magnets of DTT. 2020 IEEE 20th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference ( MELECON). :623—628.
The paper deals with the modelling and simulation of a Fast Discharge Unit (FDU) for quench protection of the Toroidal Field (TF) magnets of the Divertor Tokamak Test, an experimental facility under design and construction in Frascati (Italy). The FDU is a safety key component that protects the superconducting magnets when a quench is detected through the fast extraction of the energy stored in superconducting magnets by adding in the TF magnets a dump (or discharge) resistor. In the paper, two different configurations of dump resistors (fixed and variable respectively) have been analysed and discussed. As a first result, it is possible to underline that the configuration with variable dump resistor is more efficient than the one with a fixed dump resistor.
Akand, Tawhida, Islam, Md Jahirul, Kaysir, Md Rejvi.  2020.  Low loss hollow core optical fibers combining lattice and negative curvature structures. 2020 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP). :698—701.
Negative curvature hollow core fibers (NC-HCFs) realize great research attention due to their comparatively low losses with simplified design and fabrication simplicity. Recently, revolver type fibers that combine the NC-HCF and conventional lattice structured photonic crystal fiber (PCF) have opened up a new era in communications due to their low loss, power confinement capacity, and multi-bandwidth applications. In this study, we present a customized optical fiber design that comprises the PCF with the NC-HCF to get lowest confinement loss. Extensive numerical simulations are performed and a noteworthy low loss of 4.47×10-05dB/m at a wavelength of 0.85 μm has been recorded for the designed fiber, which is almost 4600 times lower than annular revolver type fibers. In addition, a conspicuous low loss transmission bandwidth ranging from 0.6 μm to 1.8 μm has found in this study. This may have potential applications in spectroscopy, material processing, chemical and bio-molecular sensing, security, and industry applications.
Shang, X., Shi, L.N., Niu, J.B., Xie, C.Q..  2020.  Efficient Mie Resonance of Metal-masked Titanium Dioxide Nanopillars. 2020 Fourteenth International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena (Metamaterials). :171—173.
Here, we propose a simple design approach based on metal-masked titanium dioxide nanopillars, which can realize strong Mie resonance in metasurfaces and enables light confinement within itself over the range of visible wavelengths. By selecting the appropriate period and diameter of individual titanium dioxide nanopillars, the coincidence of resonance peak positions derived from excited electric and magnetic dipoles can be achived. And the optical properties in this design have been investigated with the Finite-Difference Time-Domain(FDTD) solutions.
2020-09-21
Adhikary, Manashee, Uppu, Ravitej, Hack, Sjoerd A., Harteveld, Cornelis A. M., Vos, Willem L..  2019.  Optical Resonances in a 3D Superlattice of Photonic Band Gap Cavities. 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). :1–1.
The confinement of light in three dimensions (3D) is an active research topic in Nanophotonics, since it allows for ultimate control over photons [1]. A powerful tool to this end is a 3D photonic band gap crystal with a tailored defect that acts as a cavity or even a waveguide [2]. When a one-dimensional array of cavities is coupled, an intricate waveguiding system appears, known as a CROW (coupled resonator optical waveguide) [3]. Remarkably, 3D superlattices of coupled cavities that resonate inside a 3D band gap have not been studied to date. Recently, theoretical work has predicted the occurrence of "Cartesian light", wherein light propagates by hopping only in high symmetry directions in space [4]. This represents the optical analog of the Anderson model for spins or electrons that is relevant for neuromorphic computing and may lead to intricate lasing [5].
K.R., Raghunandan, Aithal, Ganesh, Shetty, Surendra.  2019.  Comparative Analysis of Encryption and Decryption Techniques Using Mersenne Prime Numbers and Phony Modulus to Avoid Factorization Attack of RSA. 2019 International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems (ICAMechS). :152–157.
In this advanced era, it is important to keep up an abnormal state of security for online exchanges. Public Key cryptography assumes an indispensable job in the field of security. Rivest, Shamir and Adleman (RSA) algorithm is being utilized for quite a long time to give online security. RSA is considered as one of the famous Public Key cryptographic algorithm. Nevertheless, a few fruitful assaults are created to break this algorithm because of specific confinements accepted in its derivation. The algorithm's security is principally founded on the issue of factoring large number. If the process factorization is done then, at that point the entire algorithm can end up fragile. This paper presents a methodology which is more secure than RSA algorithm by doing some modifications in it. Public Key exponent n, which is termed as common modulus replaced by phony modulus to avoid the factorization attack and it is constructed by Mersenne prime numbers to provide more efficiency and security. Paper presents a comparative analysis of the proposed algorithm with the conventional RSA algorithm and Dual RSA.
Marcinkevicius, Povilas, Bagci, Ibrahim Ethem, Abdelazim, Nema M., Woodhead, Christopher S., Young, Robert J., Roedig, Utz.  2019.  Optically Interrogated Unique Object with Simulation Attack Prevention. 2019 Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE). :198–203.
A Unique Object (UNO) is a physical object with unique characteristics that can be measured externally. The usually analogue measurement can be converted into a digital representation - a fingerprint - which uniquely identifies the object. For practical applications it is necessary that measurements can be performed without the need of specialist equipment or complex measurement setup. Furthermore, a UNO should be able to defeat simulation attacks; an attacker may replace the UNO with a device or system that produces the expected measurement. Recently a novel type of UNOs based on Quantum Dots (QDs) and exhibiting unique photo-luminescence properties has been proposed. The uniqueness of these UNOs is based on quantum effects that can be interrogated using a light source and a camera. The so called Quantum Confinement UNO (QCUNO) responds uniquely to different light excitation levels which is exploited for simulation attack protection, as opposed to focusing on features too small to reproduce and therefore difficult to measure. In this paper we describe methods for extraction of fingerprints from the QCUNO. We evaluate our proposed methods using 46 UNOs in a controlled setup. Focus of the evaluation are entropy, error resilience and the ability to detect simulation attacks.
Corneci, Vlad-Mihai, Carabas, Costin, Deaconescu, Razvan, Tapus, Nicolae.  2019.  Adding Custom Sandbox Profiles to iOS Apps. 2019 18th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research (RoEduNet). :1–5.
The massive adoption of mobile devices by both individuals and companies is raising many security concerns. The fact that such devices are handling sensitive data makes them a target for attackers. Many attack prevention mechanisms are deployed with a last line of defense that focuses on the containment principle. Currently, iOS treats each 3rd party application alike which may lead to security flaws. We propose a framework in which each application has a custom sandboxed environment. We investigated the current confinement architecture used by Apple and built a solution on top of it.
Manikandan, G., Suresh, K., Annabel, L. Sherly Puspha.  2019.  Performance Analysis of Cluster based Secured Key Management Schemes in WSN. 2019 International Conference on Smart Systems and Inventive Technology (ICSSIT). :944–948.
Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) utilizes many dedicated sensors for large scale networks in order to record and monitor the conditions over the environment. Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks (CBWSNs) elucidates essential challenges like routing, load balancing, and lifetime of a network and so on. Conversely, security relies a major challenge in CBWSNs by limiting its resources or not forwarding the data to the other clusters. Wireless Sensor Networks utilize different security methods to offer secure information transmission. Encryption of information records transferred into various organizations thus utilizing a very few systems are the normal practices to encourage high information security. For the most part, such encoded data and also the recovery of unique data depend on symmetric or asymmetric key sets. Collectively with the evolution of security advances, unfruitful or unauthorized endeavors have been made by different illicit outsiders to snip the transmitted information and mystery keys deviously, bother the transmission procedure or misshape the transmitted information and keys. Sometimes, the limitations made in the correspondence channel, transmitting and receiving devices might weaken information security and discontinue a critical job to perform. Thus, in this paper we audit the current information security design and key management framework in WSN. Based on this audit and recent security holes, this paper recommends a plausible incorporated answer for secure transmission of information and mystery keys to address these confinements. Thus, consistent and secure clusters is required to guarantee appropriate working of CBWSNs.
Osman, Amr, Bruckner, Pascal, Salah, Hani, Fitzek, Frank H. P., Strufe, Thorsten, Fischer, Mathias.  2019.  Sandnet: Towards High Quality of Deception in Container-Based Microservice Architectures. ICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). :1–7.
Responding to network security incidents requires interference with ongoing attacks to restore the security of services running on production systems. This approach prevents damage, but drastically impedes the collection of threat intelligence and the analysis of vulnerabilities, exploits, and attack strategies. We propose the live confinement of suspicious microservices into a sandbox network that allows to monitor and analyze ongoing attacks under quarantine and that retains an image of the vulnerable and open production network. A successful sandboxing requires that it happens completely transparent to and cannot be detected by an attacker. Therefore, we introduce a novel metric to measure the Quality of Deception (QoD) and use it to evaluate three proposed network deception mechanisms. Our evaluation results indicate that in our evaluation scenario in best case, an optimal QoD is achieved. In worst case, only a small downtime of approx. 3s per microservice (MS) occurs and thus a momentary drop in QoD to 70.26% before it converges back to optimum as the quarantined services are restored.
Andel, Todd R., Todd McDonald, J., Brown, Adam J., Trigg, Tyler H., Cartsten, Paul W..  2019.  Towards Protection Mechanisms for Secure and Efficient CAN Operation. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE). :1–6.
Cyber attacks against automobiles have increased over the last decade due to the expansion in attack surfaces. This is the result of modern automobiles having connections such as Bluetooth, WiFi, and other broadband services. While there has been numerous proposed solutions in the literature, none have been widely adopted as maintaining real-time message deliverability in the Controller Area Networks (CAN) outweighs proposed security solutions. Through iterative research, we have developed a solution which mitigates an attacker's impact on the CAN bus by using CAN's inherent features of arbitration, error detection and signaling, and fault confinement mechanism. The solution relies on an access controller and message priority thresholds added to the CAN data-link layer. The results provide no time delay for non-malicious traffic and mitigates bus impact of a subverted node attempting to fabricate messages at an unauthorized priority level.
Pudukotai Dinakarrao, Sai Manoj, Sayadi, Hossein, Makrani, Hosein Mohammadi, Nowzari, Cameron, Rafatirad, Setareh, Homayoun, Houman.  2019.  Lightweight Node-level Malware Detection and Network-level Malware Confinement in IoT Networks. 2019 Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE). :776–781.
The sheer size of IoT networks being deployed today presents an "attack surface" and poses significant security risks at a scale never before encountered. In other words, a single device/node in a network that becomes infected with malware has the potential to spread malware across the network, eventually ceasing the network functionality. Simply detecting and quarantining the malware in IoT networks does not guarantee to prevent malware propagation. On the other hand, use of traditional control theory for malware confinement is not effective, as most of the existing works do not consider real-time malware control strategies that can be implemented using uncertain infection information of the nodes in the network or have the containment problem decoupled from network performance. In this work, we propose a two-pronged approach, where a runtime malware detector (HaRM) that employs Hardware Performance Counter (HPC) values to detect the malware and benign applications is devised. This information is fed during runtime to a stochastic model predictive controller to confine the malware propagation without hampering the network performance. With the proposed solution, a runtime malware detection accuracy of 92.21% with a runtime of 10ns is achieved, which is an order of magnitude faster than existing malware detection solutions. Synthesizing this output with the model predictive containment strategy lead to achieving an average network throughput of nearly 200% of that of IoT networks without any embedded defense.
2019-12-17
Medury, Aditya Sankar, Kansal, Harshit.  2019.  Quantum Confinement Effects and Electrostatics of Planar Nano-Scale Symmetric Double-Gate SOI MOSFETs. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC). :1-3.

The effects of quantum confinement on the charge distribution in planar Double-Gate (DG) SOI (Siliconon-Insulator) MOSFETs were examined, for sub-10 nm SOI film thicknesses (tsi $łeq$ 10 nm), by modeling the potential experienced by the charge carriers as that of an an-harmonic oscillator potential, consistent with the inherent structural symmetry of nanoscale symmetric DGSOI MOSFETs. By solving the 1-D Poisson's equation using this potential, the results obtained were validated through comparisons with TCAD simulations. The present model satisfactorily predicted the electron density and channel charge density for a wide range of SOI channel thicknesses and gate voltages.

Li, Wei, Belling, Samuel W..  2018.  Symmetric Eigen-Wavefunctions of Quantum Dot Bound States Resulting from Geometric Confinement. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (EIT). :0266-0270.

Self-assembled semiconductor quantum dots possess an intrinsic geometric symmetry due to the crystal periodic structure. In order to systematically analyze the symmetric properties of quantum dots' bound states resulting only from geometric confinement, we apply group representation theory. We label each bound state for two kinds of popular quantum dot shapes: pyramid and half ellipsoid with the irreducible representation of the corresponding symmetric groups, i.e., C4v and C2v, respectively. Our study completes all the possible irreducible representation cases of groups C4v and C2v. Using the character theory of point groups, we predict the selection rule for electric dipole induced transitions. We also investigate the impact of quantum dot aspect ratio on the symmetric properties of the state wavefunction. This research provides a solid foundation to continue exploring quantum dot symmetry reduction or broken phenomena because of strain, band-mixing and shape irregularity. The results will benefit the researchers who are interested in quantum dot symmetry related effects such as absorption or emission spectra, or those who are studying quantum dots using analytical or numerical simulation approaches.

Barry, Ibrahima Djenabou, Yokota, Mitsuhiro, Razak, Angger Abdul.  2018.  Design of a New Type of Square Lattice Photonic Crystal Fiber with Flattened Dispersion and Low Confinement Loss. 2018 Electrical Power, Electronics, Communications, Controls and Informatics Seminar (EECCIS). :229-233.

A new kind of Square Lattice Photonic Crystal Fiber (SLPCF) is proposed, the first ring is formed by elliptical holes filled with ethanol. To regulate the dispersion and the confinement loss we put a circular air-holes with small diameters into the third ring of the cladding area. The diameter of the core is arranged as d2=2*A-d, where A is the pitch and d diameter of the air-holes. After simulations, we got a dispersion low as 0.0494 (ps/Km. nm) and a confinement loss also low as 2.6×10-7(dB/m) at a wavelength of 1.55 $μ$m. At 0.8 $μ$m we obtained a nonlinearity high as 60.95 (1/km. w) and a strong guiding light. Also, we compare the filled ethanol elliptical holes with the air filled elliptical holes of our proposed square lattice photonic crystal fiber. We use as a simulation method in this manuscript the two-dimensional FDTD method. The utilization of the proposed fiber is in the telecommunication transmission because of its low dispersion and low loss at the c-band and in the nonlinear applications.

Huang, Hsiang-Hung, Toprasertpong, Kasidit, Delamarre, Amaury, Watanabe, Kentaroh, Sugiyama, Masakazu, Nakano, Yoshiaki.  2019.  Numerical Demonstration of Trade-off between Carrier Confinement Effect and Carrier Transport for Multiple-Quantum-Well Based High-Efficiency InGaP Solar Cells. 2019 Compound Semiconductor Week (CSW). :1-2.

To promote InGaP solar cell efficiency toward the theoretical limit, one promising approach is to incorporate multiple quantum wells (MQWs) into the InGaP host and improve its open-circuit voltage by facilitating radiative carrier recombination owing to carrier confinement. In this research, we demonstrate numerically that a strain-balanced (SB) In1-xGaxP/In1-yGayP MQW enhances confined carrier density while degrades the effective carrier mobility. However, a smart design of the MQW structure is possible by considering quantitatively the trade-off between carrier confinement effect and carrier transport, and MQW can be advantageous over the InGaP bulk material for boosting photovoltaic efficiency.

Chowdhury, Mokter M., Fan, Harrison D. E., Chang, Mike, Dridi, Kais, Voon, Kevin, Sawatzky, George A., Nojeh, Alireza.  2018.  The Role of Lateral Confinement in the Localized Heating of Thermionic Emitters Based on Carbon Nanotube Forests. 2018 31st International Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference (IVNC). :1-2.

When vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays (CNT forests) are heated by optical, electrical, or any other means, heat confinement in the lateral directions (i.e. perpendicular to the CNTs' axes), which stems from the anisotropic structure of the forest, is expected to play an important role. It has been found that, in spite of being primarily conductive along the CNTs' axes, focusing a laser beam on the sidewall of a CNT forest can lead to a highly localized hot region-an effect known as ``Heat Trap''-and efficient thermionic emission. This unusual heat confinement phenomenon has applications where the spread of heat has to be minimized, but electrical conduction is required, notably in energy conversion (e.g. vacuum thermionics and thermoelectrics). However, despite its strong scientific and practical importance, the existence and role of the lateral heat confinement in the Heat Trap effect have so far been elusive. In this work, for the first time, by using a rotating elliptical laser beam, we directly observe the existence of this lateral heat confinement and its corresponding effects on the unusual temperature rise during the Heat Trap effect.

Gritti, Clémentine, Molva, Refik, Önen, Melek.  2018.  Lightweight Secure Bootstrap and Message Attestation in the Internet of Things. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. :775-782.

Internet of Things (IoT) offers new opportunities for business, technology and science but it also raises new challenges in terms of security and privacy, mainly because of the inherent characteristics of this environment: IoT devices come from a variety of manufacturers and operators and these devices suffer from constrained resources in terms of computation, communication and storage. In this paper, we address the problem of trust establishment for IoT and propose a security solution that consists of a secure bootstrap mechanism for device identification as well as a message attestation mechanism for aggregate response validation. To achieve both security requirements, we approach the problem in a confined environment, named SubNets of Things (SNoT), where various devices depend on it. In this context, devices are uniquely and securely identified thanks to their environment and their role within it. Additionally, the underlying message authentication technique features signature aggregation and hence, generates one compact response on behalf of all devices in the subnet.

Iordanou, Costas, Smaragdakis, Georgios, Poese, Ingmar, Laoutaris, Nikolaos.  2018.  Tracing Cross Border Web Tracking. Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference 2018. :329-342.

A tracking flow is a flow between an end user and a Web tracking service. We develop an extensive measurement methodology for quantifying at scale the amount of tracking flows that cross data protection borders, be it national or international, such as the EU28 border within which the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies. Our methodology uses a browser extension to fully render advertising and tracking code, various lists and heuristics to extract well known trackers, passive DNS replication to get all the IP ranges of trackers, and state-of-the art geolocation. We employ our methodology on a dataset from 350 real users of the browser extension over a period of more than four months, and then generalize our results by analyzing billions of web tracking flows from more than 60 million broadband and mobile users from 4 large European ISPs. We show that the majority of tracking flows cross national borders in Europe but, unlike popular belief, are pretty well confined within the larger GDPR jurisdiction. Simple DNS redirection and PoP mirroring can increase national confinement while sealing almost all tracking flows within Europe. Last, we show that cross boarder tracking is prevalent even in sensitive and hence protected data categories and groups including health, sexual orientation, minors, and others.

Jog, Suraj, Wang, Jiaming, Hassanieh, Haitham, Choudhury, Romit Roy.  2018.  Enabling Dense Spatial Reuse in mmWave Networks. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Conference on Posters and Demos. :18-20.

Millimeter Wave (mmWave) networks can deliver multi-Gbps wireless links that use extremely narrow directional beams. This provides us with a new way to exploit spatial reuse in order to scale network throughput. In this work, we present MilliNet, the first millimeter wave network that can exploit dense spatial reuse to allow many links to operate in parallel in a confined space and scale the wireless throughput with the number of clients. Results from a 60 GHz testbed show that MilliNet can deliver a total wireless network data rate of more than 38 Gbps for 10 clients which is 5.8× higher than current 802.11 mmWave standards.