A Multi-layer Security Model for 5G-Enabled Industrial Internet of Things

Hussain Al-Aqrabi, Anju Pulikkakudi Johnson, Graham Hill, Philip Lane, Lu Liu

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This article considers the need for secure communications between Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices that operate in 5G-enabled environments. 5G networks enable greater data throughput and lower latency, which presents new opportunities for the secure authentication of business transactions between IoT hardware. We propose an approach to developing a flexible and secure model for IIoT components in 5G environments. Using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seven layer model of cloud computing, in conjunction with Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) hardware provided via FPGAs, we demonstrate algorithms that replicate common authorisation challenges in 5G enabled IoT scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart City and Informatization
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference, iSCI 2019, Guangzhou, China, November 12–15, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsGuojun Wang, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, Xuejia Lai, Gregorio Martinez Perez, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9789811513015
ISBN (Print)9789811513008
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2020
Event7th International Conference on Smart City and Informatization - Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China
Duration: 12 Nov 201915 Nov 2019
Conference number: 7
http://www.isci-conf.org/iSCI2019/ (iSCI 2019 Homepage)
http://www.isci-conf.org/share/AdvanceProgram.pdf (Combined Programme)
http://www.dependsys.org/DependSys2019/home.htm (DependSys 2019 Homepage)

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
PublisherSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd
Volume1122 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference7th International Conference on Smart City and Informatization
Abbreviated titleiSCI 2019
OtherThe 7th International Conference on Smart City and Informatization (iSCI 2019).
The 5th International Conference on Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data
Systems and Applications (DependSys 2019) and Symposiums, Workshops, Special Sessions
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