Survey of proximity based authentication mechanisms for the industrial internet of things

Umair Mujtaba Qureshi, Gerhard Petrus Hancke, Teklay Gebremichael, Ulf Jennehag, Stefan Forsström, Mikael Gidlund

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Abstract

In this paper we present an overview of the various proximity based authentication mechanisms that can be used in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). We seek to identify and highlight from a holistic point of view which mechanisms can enable proximity based authentication for the Industrial Internet of Things. In addition, we identify which upcoming proximity authentication mechanisms are most important for the proliferation of the Industrial Internet of Things, and highlight major obstacles that remain unsolved with regard to authentication. In answering this, we present seven mechanisms for proximity based authentication (i.e. wire, radio, acoustics, light, image, gesture and biometrics) and discuss each mechanism in perspective of their vulnerability to different kind of attacks (such as eavesdropping, impersonation and denial of service attacks etc.) and their usability (such as proximity range, hardware requirement and ease of use) in terms of the practicality in IIoT environment in the light of which we present two typical IIoT use cases that require proximity based authentication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5246-5251
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509066841
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2018
Event44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018 - Washington, United States
Duration: 20 Oct 201823 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society

Conference

Conference44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period20/10/1823/10/18

Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Industrial internet of things
  • Proximity
  • Survey

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