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2021-12-21
Bertino, Elisa, Brancik, Kenneth.  2021.  Services for Zero Trust Architectures - A Research Roadmap. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS). :14–20.
The notion of Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) has been introduced as a fine-grained defense approach. It assumes that no entities outside and inside the protected system can be trusted and therefore requires articulated and high-coverage deployment of security controls. However, ZTA is a complex notion which does not have a single design solution; rather it consists of numerous interconnected concepts and processes that need to be assessed prior to deciding on a solution. In this paper, we outline a ZTA design methodology based on cyber risks and the identification of known high security risks. We then discuss challenges related to the design and deployment of ZTA and related solutions. We also discuss the role that service technology can play in ZTA.
Wu, Kehe, Shi, Jin, Guo, Zhimin, Zhang, Zheng, Cai, Junfei.  2021.  Research on Security Strategy of Power Internet of Things Devices Based on Zero-Trust. 2021 International Conference on Computer Engineering and Application (ICCEA). :79–83.
In order to guarantee the normal operation of the power Internet of things devices, the zero-trust idea was used for studying the security protection strategies of devices from four aspects: user authentication, equipment trust, application integrity and flow baselines. Firstly, device trust is constructed based on device portrait; then, verification of device application integrity based on MD5 message digest algorithm to achieve device application trustworthiness. Next, the terminal network traffic baselines are mined from OpenFlow, a southbound protocol in SDN. Finally, according to the dynamic user trust degree attribute access control model, the comprehensive user trust degree was obtained by weighting the direct trust degree. It obtained from user authentication and the trust degree of user access to terminal communication traffic. And according to the comprehensive trust degree, users are assigned the minimum authority to access the terminal to realize the security protection of the terminal. According to the comprehensive trust degree, the minimum permissions for users to access the terminal were assigned to achieve the security protection of the terminal. The research shows that the zero-trust mechanism is applied to the terminal security protection of power Internet of Things, which can improve the reliability of the safe operation of terminal equipment.
Zhang, Pengfeng, Tian, Chuan, Shang, Tao, Liu, Lin, Li, Lei, Wang, Wenting, Zhao, Yiming.  2021.  Dynamic Access Control Technology Based on Zero-Trust Light Verification Network Model. 2021 International Conference on Communications, Information System and Computer Engineering (CISCE). :712–715.
With the rise of the cloud computing and services, the network environments tend to be more complex and enormous. Security control becomes more and more hard due to the frequent and various access and requests. There are a few techniques to solve the problem which developed separately in the recent years. Network Micro-Segmentation provides the system the ability to keep different parts separated. Zero Trust Model ensures the network is access to trusted users and business by applying the policy that verify and authenticate everything. With the combination of Segmentation and Zero Trust Model, a system will obtain the ability to control the access to organizations' or industrial valuable assets. To implement the cooperation, the paper designs a strategy named light verification to help the process to be painless for the cost of inspection. The strategy was found to be effective from the perspective of the technical management, security and usability.
2021-12-20
Künnemann, Robert, Garg, Deepak, Backes, Michael.  2021.  Accountability in the Decentralised-Adversary Setting. 2021 IEEE 34th Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF). :1–16.
A promising paradigm in protocol design is to hold parties accountable for misbehavior, instead of postulating that they are trustworthy. Recent approaches in defining this property, called accountability, characterized malicious behavior as a deviation from the protocol that causes a violation of the desired security property, but did so under the assumption that all deviating parties are controlled by a single, centralized adversary. In this work, we investigate the setting where multiple parties can deviate with or without coordination in a variant of the applied-π calculus.We first demonstrate that, under realistic assumptions, it is impossible to determine all misbehaving parties; however, we show that accountability can be relaxed to exclude causal dependencies that arise from the behavior of deviating parties, and not from the protocol as specified. We map out the design space for the relaxation, point out protocol classes separating these notions and define conditions under which we can guarantee fairness and completeness. Most importantly, we discover under which circumstances it is correct to consider accountability in the single-adversary setting, where this property can be verified with off-the-shelf protocol verification tools.
2021-11-29
N, Sivaselvan, Bhat K, Vivekananda, Rajarajan, Muttukrishnan.  2020.  Blockchain-Based Scheme for Authentication and Capability-Based Access Control in IoT Environment. 2020 11th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON). :0323–0330.
Authentication and access control techniques are fundamental security elements to restrict access to critical resources in IoT environment. In the current state-of-the-art approaches in the literature, the architectures do not address the security features of authentication and access control together. Besides, they don't completely fulfill the key Internet-of-Things (IoT) features such as usability, scalability, interoperability and security. In this paper, we introduce a novel blockchain-based architecture for authentication and capability-based access control for IoT environment. A capability is a token which contains the access rights authorized to the device holding it. The architecture uses blockchain technology to carry out all the operations in the scheme. It does not embed blockchain technology into the resource-constrained IoT devices for the purpose of authentication and access control of the devices. However, the IoT devices and blockchain are connected by means of interfaces through which the essential communications are established. The authenticity of such interfaces are verified before any communication is made. Consequently, the architecture satisfies usability, scalability, interoperability and security features. We carried out security evaluation for the scheme. It exhibits strong resistance to threats like spoofing, tampering, repudiation, information disclosure, and Denial-of-Service (DoS). We also developed a proof of concept implementation where cost and storage overhead of blockchain transactions are studied.
Ferdous Khan, M. Fahim, Sakamura, Ken.  2020.  A Context-Policy-Based Approach to Access Control for Healthcare Data Protection. 2020 International Computer Symposium (ICS). :420–425.
Fueled by the emergence of IoT-enabled medical sensors and big data analytics, nations all over the world are widely adopting digitalization of healthcare systems. This is certainly a positive trend for improving the entire spectrum of quality of care, but this convenience is also posing a huge challenge on the security of healthcare data. For ensuring privacy and protection of healthcare data, access control is regarded as one of the first-line-of-defense mechanisms. As none of the traditional enterprise access control models can completely cater to the need of the healthcare domain which includes a myriad of contexts, in this paper, we present a context-policy-based access control scheme. Our scheme relies on the eTRON cybersecurity architecture for tamper-resistance and cryptographic functions, and leverages a context-specific blend of classical discretionary and role-based access models for incorporation into legacy systems. Moreover, our scheme adheres to key recommendations of prominent statutory and technical guidelines including HIPAA and HL7. The protocols involved in the proposed access control system have been delineated, and a proof-of-concept implementation has been carried out - along with a comparison with other systems, which clearly suggests that our approach is more responsive to different contexts for protecting healthcare data.
2021-10-12
Jayabalan, Manoj.  2020.  Towards an Approach of Risk Analysis in Access Control. 2020 13th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE). :287–292.
Information security provides a set of mechanisms to be implemented in the organisation to protect the disclosure of data to the unauthorised person. Access control is the primary security component that allows the user to authorise the consumption of resources and data based on the predefined permissions. However, the access rules are static in nature, which does not adapt to the dynamic environment includes but not limited to healthcare, cloud computing, IoT, National Security and Intelligence Arena and multi-centric system. There is a need for an additional countermeasure in access decision that can adapt to those working conditions to assess the threats and to ensure privacy and security are maintained. Risk analysis is an act of measuring the threats to the system through various means such as, analysing the user behaviour, evaluating the user trust, and security policies. It is a modular component that can be integrated into the existing access control to predict the risk. This study presents the different techniques and approaches applied for risk analysis in access control. Based on the insights gained, this paper formulates the taxonomy of risk analysis and properties that will allow researchers to focus on areas that need to be improved and new features that could be beneficial to stakeholders.
2021-10-04
Lovetsky, I.V., Bukvina, E.A., Ponomarchuk, Y.V..  2020.  On Providing Information Security for Decentralized Databases. 2020 International Multi-Conference on Industrial Engineering and Modern Technologies (FarEastCon). :1–5.
The paper discusses a prototype of a database, which can be used for operation in a decentralized mode for an information system. In this project, the focus is on creation of a data structure model that provides flexibility of business processes. The research is based on the development of a model for decentralized access rights distribution by including users in groups where they are assigned similar roles using consensus of other group members. This paper summarizes the main technologies that were used to ensure information security of the decentralized storage, the mechanisms for fixing access rights to an object access (the minimum entity of the system), describes a process of the data access control at the role level and an algorithm for managing the consensus for applying changes.
2021-09-30
Rout, Sidhartha Sankar, Singh, Akshat, Patil, Suyog Bhimrao, Sinha, Mitali, Deb, Sujay.  2020.  Security Threats in Channel Access Mechanism of Wireless NoC and Efficient Countermeasures. 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). :1–5.
Wireless Network-on-Chip (WNoC) broadly adopts single channel for low overhead data transmission. Sharing of the channel among multiple wireless interfaces (WIs) is controlled by a channel access mechanism (CAM). Such CAM can be malfunctioned by a Hardware Trojan (HT) in a malicious WI or a rogue third party intellectual property (IP) core present on the same System-on-Chip (SoC). This may result in denial-of-service (DoS) or spoofing in WNoC leading to starvation of healthy WIs and under-utilization of wireless channel. Our work demonstrates possible threat model on CAM and proposes low overhead decentralized countermeasures for both DoS and spoofing attacks in WNoC.
2021-09-16
He, Hongqi, Lin, Hui, Wang, Ruimin, Wang, Huanwei.  2020.  Research on RFID Technology Security. 2020 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Automation, Electronics and Electrical Engineering (AUTEEE). :423–427.
In recent years, the Internet of Things technology has developed rapidly. RFID technology, as an important branch of the Internet of Things technology, is widely used in logistics, medical, military and other fields. RFID technology not only brings convenience to people's production and life, but also hides many security problems. However, the current research on RFID technology mainly focuses on the technology application, and there are relatively few researches on its security analysis. This paper firstly studies the authentication mechanism and storage mechanism of RFID technology, then analyzes the common vulnerabilities of RFID, and finally gives the security protection suggestions.
Almohri, Hussain M. J., Watson, Layne T., Evans, David.  2020.  An Attack-Resilient Architecture for the Internet of Things. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 15:3940–3954.
With current IoT architectures, once a single device in a network is compromised, it can be used to disrupt the behavior of other devices on the same network. Even though system administrators can secure critical devices in the network using best practices and state-of-the-art technology, a single vulnerable device can undermine the security of the entire network. The goal of this work is to limit the ability of an attacker to exploit a vulnerable device on an IoT network and fabricate deceitful messages to co-opt other devices. The approach is to limit attackers by using device proxies that are used to retransmit and control network communications. We present an architecture that prevents deceitful messages generated by compromised devices from affecting the rest of the network. The design assumes a centralized and trustworthy machine that can observe the behavior of all devices on the network. The central machine collects application layer data, as opposed to low-level network traffic, from each IoT device. The collected data is used to train models that capture the normal behavior of each individual IoT device. The normal behavioral data is then used to monitor the IoT devices and detect anomalous behavior. This paper reports on our experiments using both a binary classifier and a density-based clustering algorithm to model benign IoT device behavior with a realistic test-bed, designed to capture normal behavior in an IoT-monitored environment. Results from the IoT testbed show that both the classifier and the clustering algorithms are promising and encourage the use of application-level data for detecting compromised IoT devices.
Conference Name: IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
Choi, Nakhoon, Kim, Heeyoul.  2020.  Hybrid Blockchain-Based Unification ID in Smart Environment. 2020 22nd International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT). :166–170.
Recently, with the increase of smart factories, smart cities, and the 4th industrial revolution, internal user authentication is emerging as an important issue. The existing user authentication and Access Control architecture can use the centralized system to forge access history by the service manager, which can cause problems such as evasion of responsibility and internal corruption. In addition, the user must independently manage the ID or physical authentication medium for authentication of each service, it is difficult to manage the subscribed services. This paper proposes a Hybrid blockchain-based integrated ID model to solve the above problems. The user creates authentication information based on the electronic signature of the Ethereum Account, a public blockchain, and provides authentication to a service provider composed of a Hyperledger Fabric, a private blockchain. The service provider ensures the integrity of the information by recording the Access History and authentication information in the Internal-Ledger. Through the proposed architecture, we can integrate the physical pass or application for user authentication and authorization into one Unification ID. Service providers can prevent non-Repudiation of responsibility by recording their authority and access history in ledger.
Sun, Jin, Yao, Xiaomin, Wang, Shangping, Wu, Ying.  2020.  Non-Repudiation Storage and Access Control Scheme of Insurance Data Based on Blockchain in IPFS. IEEE Access. 8:155145–155155.
The insurance business plays a quite significant role in people's lives, but in the process of claim settlement, there are still various frauds such that the insurance companies' refusal to compensate or customers' malicious fraud to obtain compensation. Therefore, it is very important to ensure fair and just claims. In this paper, by combining the blockchain technology and the ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption system, we build a scheme for secure storage and update for insurance records under the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) storage environment in the insurance system. In this scheme, we use the fog node to outsource encryption of insurance records to improve the efficiency of the staff; In addition, we store encrypted insurance records on IPFS to ensure the security of the storage platform and avoid the single point failure of the centralized mechanism. In addition, we use the immutability of the blockchain to achieve the non-repudiation of both insurance companies and the client. The security proof shows that the proposed scheme can achieve selective security against selected keyword attacks. Our scheme is efficient and feasible under performance analysis and real data set experiments.
2021-08-31
Hong, Yaoqiu.  2020.  Design of Intelligent Access Control System Based on DES Encrypted QR Code. 2020 IEEE International Conference on Advances in Electrical Engineering and Computer Applications( AEECA). :1005—1008.
In order to solve the problems of inconvenient carrying and management of the access card used in the existing market access control system, a set of intelligent access control system based on DES encrypted two-dimensional code is designed. The system consists of Android smart phone, embedded access controller and server. By sending and receiving QR code via smart phone, access to the door is obtained, which realizes centralized management of office buildings, companies, senior office buildings, luxury residences and other middle and high-rise places, effectively preventing unauthorized people from entering the high security area. In order to ensure information security, the two-dimensional code is encrypted by DES algorithm. This system has the characteristics of low cost, high security and flexible operation. It is still blank in the application field and has certain promotion value.
Vonitsanos, Gerasimos, Dritsas, Elias, Kanavos, Andreas, Mylonas, Phivos, Sioutas, Spyros.  2020.  Security and Privacy Solutions associated with NoSQL Data Stores. 2020 15th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMA). :1—5.
Technologies such as cloud computing and big data management, have lately made significant progress creating an urgent need for specific databases that can safely store extensive data along with high availability. Specifically, a growing number of companies have adopted various types of non-relational databases, commonly referred to as NoSQL databases. These databases provide a robust mechanism for the storage and retrieval of large amounts of data without using a predefined schema. NoSQL platforms are superior to RDBMS, especially in cases when we are dealing with big data and parallel processing, and in particular, when there is no need to use relational modeling. Sensitive data is stored daily in NoSQL Databases, making the privacy problem more serious while raising essential security issues. In our paper, security and privacy issues when dealing with NoSQL databases are introduced and in following, security mechanisms and privacy solutions are thoroughly examined.
2021-08-17
Chen, Congwei, Elsayed, Marwa A., Zulkernine, Mohammad.  2020.  HBD-Authority: Streaming Access Control Model for Hadoop. 2020 IEEE 6th International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud and Big Data Systems and Application (DependSys). :16–25.
Big data analytics, in essence, is becoming the revolution of business intelligence around the world. This momentum has given rise to the hype around analytic technologies, including Apache Hadoop. Hadoop was not originally developed with security in mind. Despite the evolving efforts to integrate security in Hadoop through developing new tools (e.g., Apache Sentry and Ranger) and employing traditional mechanisms (e.g., Kerberos and LDAP), they mainly focus on providing encryption and authentication features, albeit with limited authorization support. Existing solutions in the literature extended these evolving efforts. However, they suffer from limitations, hindering them from providing robust authorization that effectively meets the unique requirements of big data environments. Towards covering this gap, this paper proposes a hybrid authority (HBD-Authority) as a formal attribute-based access control model with context support. This model is established on a novel hybrid approach of authorization transparency that pertains to three fundamental properties of accuracy: correctness, security, and completeness. The model leverages streaming data analytics to foster distributed parallel processing capabilities that achieve multifold benefits: a) efficiently managing the security policies and promptly updating the privileges assigned to a high number of users interacting with the analytic services; b) swiftly deciding and enforcing authorization of requests over data characterized by the 5Vs; and c) providing dynamic protection for data which is frequently updated. The implementation details and experimental evaluation of the proposed model are presented, demonstrating its performance efficiency.
Zhang, Conghui, Li, Yi, Sun, Wenwen, Guan, Shaopeng.  2020.  Blockchain Based Big Data Security Protection Scheme. 2020 IEEE 5th Information Technology and Mechatronics Engineering Conference (ITOEC). :574–578.
As the key platform to deal with big data, Hadoop cannot fully protect data security of users by relying on a single Kerberos authentication mechanism. In addition, the single Namenode has disadvantages such as single point failure, performance bottleneck and poor scalability. To solve these problems, a big data security protection scheme is proposed. In this scheme, blockchain technology is adopted to deploy distributed Namenode server cluster to take joint efforts to safeguard the metadata and to allocate access tasks of users. We also improved the heartbeat model to collect user behavior so as to make a faster response to Datanode failure. The smart contract conducts reasonable allocation of user role through the judgment of user tag and risk value. It also establishes a tracking chain of risk value to monitor user behavior in real time. Experiments show that this scheme can better protect data security in Hadoop. It has the advantage of metadata decentralization and the data is hard to be tampered.
Wang, Zicheng, Cui, Bo.  2020.  An Enhanced System for Smart Home in IPv6-Based Wireless Home Network. 2020 IEEE 10th International Conference on Electronics Information and Emergency Communication (ICEIEC). :119–122.
The development of IPv6-based wireless local area networks is becoming increasingly mature, and it has defined no less than different standards to meet the needs of different applications. Wireless home networks are widely used because they can be seamlessly connected to daily life, especially smart home devices linked to it. There are certain security issues with smart home devices deployed in wireless home networks, such as data tampering and leakage of sensitive information. This paper proposes a smart home management system based on IPv6 wireless home network, and develops a prototype system deployed on mobile portable devices. Through this system, different roles in the wireless home network can be dynamically authorized and smart home resources can be allocated to achieve the purpose of access control and management.
2021-08-02
Kong, Tong, Wang, Liming, Ma, Duohe, Chen, Kai, Xu, Zhen, Lu, Yijun.  2020.  ConfigRand: A Moving Target Defense Framework against the Shared Kernel Information Leakages for Container-based Cloud. 2020 IEEE 22nd International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; IEEE 18th International Conference on Smart City; IEEE 6th International Conference on Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS). :794—801.
Lightweight virtualization represented by container technology provides a virtual environment for cloud services with more flexibility and efficiency due to the kernel-sharing property. However, the shared kernel also means that the system isolation mechanisms are incomplete. Attackers can scan the shared system configuration files to explore vulnerabilities for launching attacks. Previous works mainly eliminate the problem by fixing operating systems or using access control policies, but these methods require significant modifications and cannot meet the security needs of individual containers accurately. In this paper, we present ConfigRand, a moving target defense framework to prevent the information leakages due to the shared kernel in the container-based cloud. The ConfigRand deploys deceptive system configurations for each container, bounding the scan of attackers aimed at the shared kernel. In design of ConfigRand, we (1) propose a framework applying the moving target defense philosophy to periodically generate, distribute, and deploy the deceptive system configurations in the container-based cloud; (2) establish a model to formalize these configurations and quantify their heterogeneity; (3) present a configuration movement strategy to evaluate and optimize the variation of configurations. The results show that ConfigRand can effectively prevent the information leakages due to the shared kernel and apply to typical container applications with minimal system modification and performance degradation.
2021-07-08
Wahyudono, Bintang, Ogi, Dion.  2020.  Implementation of Two Factor Authentication based on RFID and Face Recognition using LBP Algorithm on Access Control System. 2020 International Conference on ICT for Smart Society (ICISS). CFP2013V-ART:1—6.
Studies on two-factor authentication based on RFID and face recognition have been carried out on a large scale. However, these studies didn't discuss the way to overcome the weaknesses of face recognition authentication in the access control systems. In this study, two authentication factors, RFID and face recognition, were implemented using the LBP (Local Binary Pattern) algorithm to overcome weaknesses of face recognition authentication in the access control system. Based on the results of performance testing, the access control system has 100% RFID authentication and 80% face recognition authentication. The average time for the RFID authentication process is 0.03 seconds, the face recognition process is 6.3885 seconds and the verification of the face recognition is 0.1970 seconds. The access control system can still work properly after three days without being switched off. The results of security testing showed that the capabilities spoofing detection has 100% overcome the photo attack.
Rao, Liting, Xie, Qingqing, Zhao, Hui.  2020.  Data Sharing for Multiple Groups with Privacy Preservation in the Cloud. 2020 International Conference on Internet of Things and Intelligent Applications (ITIA). :1—5.
With almost unlimited storage capacity and low maintenance cost, cloud storage becomes a convenient and efficient way for data sharing among cloud users. However, this introduces the challenges of access control and privacy protection when data sharing for multiple groups, as each group usually has its own encryption and access control mechanism to protect data confidentiality. In this paper, we propose a multiple-group data sharing scheme with privacy preservation in the cloud. This scheme constructs a flexible access control framework by using group signature, ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption and broadcast encryption, which supports both intra-group and cross-group data sharing with anonymous access. Furthermore, our scheme supports efficient user revocation. The security and efficiency of the scheme are proved thorough analysis and experiments.
Ilokah, Munachiso, Eklund, J. Mikael.  2020.  A Secure Privacy Preserving Cloud-based Framework for Sharing Electronic Health Data*. 2020 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine Biology Society (EMBC). :5592—5597.
There exists a need for sharing user health data, especially with institutes for research purposes, in a secure fashion. This is especially true in the case of a system that includes a third party storage service, such as cloud computing, which limits the control of the data owner. The use of encryption for secure data storage continues to evolve to meet the need for flexible and fine-grained access control. This evolution has led to the development of Attribute Based Encryption (ABE). The use of ABE to ensure the security and privacy of health data has been explored. This paper presents an ABE based framework which allows for the secure outsourcing of the more computationally intensive processes for data decryption to the cloud servers. This reduces the time needed for decryption to occur at the user end and reduces the amount of computational power needed by users to access data.
Raja, S. Kanaga Suba, Sathya, A., Priya, L..  2020.  A Hybrid Data Access Control Using AES and RSA for Ensuring Privacy in Electronic Healthcare Records. 2020 International Conference on Power, Energy, Control and Transmission Systems (ICPECTS). :1—5.
In the current scenario, the data owners would like to access data from anywhere and anytime. Hence, they will store their data in public or private cloud along with encryption and particular set of attributes to access control on the cloud data. While uploading the data into public or private cloud they will assign some attribute set to their data. If any authorized cloud user wants to download their data they should enter that particular attribute set to perform further actions on the data owner's data. A cloud user wants to register their details under cloud organization to access the data owner's data. Users wants to submit their details as attributes along with their designation. Based on the Users details Semi-Trusted Authority generates decryption keys to get control on owner's data. A user can perform a lot of operation over the cloud data. If the user wants to read the cloud data he needs to be entering some read related, and if he wants to write the data he needs to be entering write related attribute. For each and every action user in an organization would be verified with their unique attribute set. These attributes will be stored by the admins to the authorized users in cloud organization. These attributes will be stored in the policy files in a cloud. Along with this attribute,a rule based engine is used, to provide the access control to user. If any user leaks their decryption key to the any malicious user data owners wants to trace by sending audit request to auditor and auditor will process the data owners request and concludes that who is the convict.
2021-07-07
Aski, Vidyadhar, Dhaka, Vijaypal Singh, Kumar, Sunil, Parashar, Anubha, Ladagi, Akshata.  2020.  A Multi-Factor Access Control and Ownership Transfer Framework for Future Generation Healthcare Systems. 2020 Sixth International Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Grid Computing (PDGC). :93–98.
The recent advancements in ubiquitous sensing powered by Wireless Computing Technologies (WCT) and Cloud Computing Services (CCS) have introduced a new thinking ability amongst researchers and healthcare professionals for building secure and connected healthcare systems. The integration of Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare services further brings in several challenges with it, mainly including encrypted communication through vulnerable wireless medium, authentication and access control algorithms and ownership transfer schemes (important patient information). Major concern of such giant connected systems lies in creating the data handling strategies which is collected from the billions of heterogeneous devices distributed across the hospital network. Besides, the resource constrained nature of IoT would make these goals difficult to achieve. Motivated by aforementioned deliberations, this paper introduces a novel approach in designing a security framework for edge-computing based connected healthcare systems. An efficient, multi-factor access control and ownership transfer mechanism for edge-computing based futuristic healthcare applications is the core of proposed framework. Data scalability is achieved by employing distributed approach for clustering techniques that analyze and aggregate voluminous data acquired from heterogeneous devices individually before it transits the to the cloud. Moreover, data/device ownership transfer scheme is considered to be the first time in its kind. During ownership transfer phase, medical server facilitates user to transfer the patient information/ device ownership rights to the other registered users. In order to avoid the existing mistakes, we propose a formal and informal security analysis, that ensures the resistance towards most common IoT attacks such as insider attack, denial of distributed service (DDoS) attack and traceability attacks.
2021-06-28
Mounnan, Oussama, Mouatasim, Abdelkrim El, Manad, Otman, Hidar, Tarik, El Kalam, Anas Abou, Idboufker, Noureddine.  2020.  Privacy-Aware and Authentication based on Blockchain with Fault Tolerance for IoT enabled Fog Computing. 2020 Fifth International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC). :347–352.
Fog computing is a new distributed computing paradigm that extends the cloud to the network edge. Fog computing aims at improving quality of service, data access, networking, computation and storage. However, the security and privacy issues persist, even if many cloud solutions were proposed. Indeed, Fog computing introduces new challenges in terms of security and privacy, due to its specific features such as mobility, geo-distribution and heterogeneity etc. Blockchain is an emergent concept bringing efficiency in many fields. In this paper, we propose a new access control scheme based on blockchain technology for the fog computing with fault tolerance in the context of the Internet of Things. Blockchain is used to provide secure management authentication and access process to IoT devices. Each network entity authenticates in the blockchain via the wallet, which allows a secure communication in decentralized environment, hence it achieves the security objectives. In addition, we propose to establish a secure connection between the users and the IoT devices, if their attributes satisfy the policy stored in the blockchain by smart contract. We also address the blockchain transparency problem by the encryption of the users attributes both in the policy and in the request. An authorization token is generated if the encrypted attributes are identical. Moreover, our proposition offers higher scalability, availability and fault tolerance in Fog nodes due to the implementation of load balancing through the Min-Min algorithm.