Feasibility characterization of cryptographic primitives for constrained (wearable) IoT devices

Aleksandr Ometov, Pavel Masek, Lukas Malina, Roman Florea, Jiri Hosek, Sergey Andreev, Jan Hajny, Jussi Niutanen, Yevgeni Koucheryavy

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    Abstract

    The Internet of Things (IoT) employs smart devices as its building blocks for developing a ubiquitous communication framework. It thus supports a wide variety of application domains, including public safety, healthcare, education, and public transportation. While offering a novel communication paradigm, IoT finds its requirements closely connected to the security issues. The role of security following the fact that a new type of devices known as wearables constitute an emerging area. This paper delivers an applicability study of the state-of-the-art cryptographic primitives for wearable IoT devices, including the pairing-based cryptography. Pairing-based schemes are well-recognized as fundamental enablers for many advanced cryptographic applications, such as privacy protection and identity-based encryption. To deliver a comprehensive view on the computational power of modern wearable devices (smart phones, watches, and embedded devices), we perform an evaluation of a variety of them utilizing bilinear pairing for real-time communication. In order to deliver a complete picture, the obtained bilinear pairing results are complemented with performance figures for classical cryptography (such as block ciphers, digital signatures, and hash functions). Our findings show that wearable devices of today have the needed potential to efficiently operate with cryptographic primitives in real time. Therefore, we believe that the data provided during this research would shed light on what devices are more suitable for certain cryptographic operations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2016
    PublisherIEEE
    ISBN (Print)9781509019410
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2016
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventIEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERVASIVE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PERVASIVE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOPS
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Keywords

    • Bilinear Pairing
    • Cryptography
    • Group Signatures
    • IoT
    • Performance evaluation
    • Wearables

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 0

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Human-Computer Interaction

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