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A lightweight framework for secure life-logging in smart environments

Petroulakis, N. E., Tragos, E. Z., Fragkiadakis, A. G. & Spanoudakis, G. (2013). A lightweight framework for secure life-logging in smart environments. Information Security Technical Report, 17(3), pp. 58-70. doi: 10.1016/j.istr.2012.10.005

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As the world becomes an interconnected network where objects and humans interact with each other, new challenges and threats appear in the ecosystem. In this interconnected world, smart objects have an important role in giving users the chance for life-logging in smart environments. However, smart devices have several limitations with regards to memory, resources and computation power, hindering the opportunity to apply well-established security algorithms and techniques for secure life-logging on the Internet of Things (IoT) domain. The need for secure and trustworthy life-logging in smart environments is vital, thus, a lightweight approach has to be considered to overcome the constraints of smart objects. The purpose of this paper is to present in details the current topics of life-logging in smart environments, while describing interconnection issues, security threats and suggesting a lightweight framework for ensuring security, privacy and trustworthy life-logging. In order to investigate the efficiency of the lightweight framework and the impact of the security attacks on energy consumption, an experimental test-bed was developed including two interconnected users and one smart attacker, who attempts to intercept transmitted messages or interfere with the communication link. Several mitigation factors, such as power control, channel assignment and AES-128 encryption were pplied for secure life-logging. Finally, research into the degradation of the consumed energy regarding the described intrusions is presented.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Information Security Technical Report. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Information Security Technical Report, Volume 17, Issue 3, February 2013, Pages 58–70.
Publisher Keywords: Smart Objects; Internet of Things; Life-logging; Security; Smart Environment; GNUradio
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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