A Physical Capture Resistant Authentication Scheme for the Internet of Drones

Shehzad Ashraf Chaudhry, Jamel Nebhen, Azeem Irshad, Ali Kashif Bashir, Rupak Kharel, Keping Yu, Yousaf Bin Zikria

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The internet of Drones (IoD) can encompass many essential services, including surveillance and emergency/rescue operations. While IoD is becomin popular and experiencing a rapid usage increase, privacy and security are the main concerns to avoid leakage of critical information and/or denial of services by a single drone or a whole IoD network. In addition to traditional privacy cum security issues, the physical capture of a single drone can severely impact the entire IoD network. This article provides an overview of the security challenges and requirements for IoD environments in addition to a discussion related to IoD communication/security standards. More-over, this article proposes a novel scheme for securing IoD specifically, from physical drone capturing and related attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9696265
Pages (from-to)62-67
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Communications Standards Magazine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

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