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Securing SDN-Based IoT Group Communication

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Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
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Mobile Multimedia Laboratory, Department of Informatics, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Patision 76, 10434 Athens, Greece
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Academic Editor: Christoph Stach
Future Internet 2021, 13(8), 207; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fi13080207
Received: 9 July 2021 / Revised: 31 July 2021 / Accepted: 3 August 2021 / Published: 9 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Security and Privacy in Blockchains and the IoT)
IoT group communication allows users to control multiple IoT devices simultaneously. A convenient method for implementing this communication paradigm is by leveraging software-defined networking (SDN) and allowing IoT endpoints to “advertise” the resources that can be accessed through group communication. In this paper, we propose a solution for securing this process by preventing IoT endpoints from advertising “fake” resources. We consider group communication using the constrained application protocol (CoAP), and we leverage Web of Things (WoT) Thing Description (TD) to enable resources’ advertisement. In order to achieve our goal, we are using linked-data proofs. Additionally, we evaluate the application of zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs) for hiding certain properties of a WoT-TD file. View Full-Text
Keywords: crowd management; software-defined networking; linked-data signatures; Web of Things; zero-knowledge proofs crowd management; software-defined networking; linked-data signatures; Web of Things; zero-knowledge proofs
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Alzahrani, B.; Fotiou, N. Securing SDN-Based IoT Group Communication. Future Internet 2021, 13, 207. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fi13080207

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Alzahrani B, Fotiou N. Securing SDN-Based IoT Group Communication. Future Internet. 2021; 13(8):207. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/fi13080207

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