Pervasive and Secure Information Service Infrastructure for Internet of Things based on Cloud Computing

Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Linh Giang

Date: October 2016 – September 2018

Over the past few years, the world witnessed the emergence of a multitude of Internet of Things (IoT); these are smart identity tags, sensors and actuators embedded in real-life environments while connected ubiquitously to the global Internet. The pervasive and autonomous nature of the IoT devices raise many challenges in system design, and development. Specifically, these devices are highly vulnerable to information security attacks including eavesdropping, spoofing, convert channels and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Effective defense must begin with the provision of strong authentication, data integrity and confidentiality protections that are built upon a scalable federated identity and key management infrastructure that supports ad-hoc deployment of IoT devices. Besides, cryptographic, and key management schemes of low computational and communication costs are needed to harden these resource-constrained devices.

This joint project between the School of Information and Communication Technologies at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) in Vietnam and the College of Computer Science at the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan aims at developing a pervasive information security infrastructure for IoT devices and deploy an international testbed to conduct demonstration on e-healthcare applications.