Securing Communications Among Severely Constrained, Wireless Embedded Devices

Alexandros Fragkiadakis, George Oikonomou, Henrich C. Pöhls, Elias Z. Tragos, Marcin Wojcik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


The goal of this chapter is to present the ideas and concepts of the EU-FP7 SMARTCITIES project “RERUM” with regards to improving the communication security in IoT-based smart city applications. The chapter tries to identify the gaps in previous IoT frameworks with regards to security and privacy and shows the advances that RERUM brings to the IoT community with its significant focus on embedded device functionalities. The goal of the RERUM secure communications framework is to provide light-weight solutions so that they can be applied even in the very constrained IoT devices. Solutions for lightweight encryption (based on the relatively new theory of Compressive Sensing), on transport-layer security (based on DTLS) and on integrity verification of data (using on-device signatures) are presented in detail, discussing their applicability and the benefits they bring to IoT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Secure Internet of Things Systems
EditorsBenjamin Aziz, Alvaro Arenas, Bruno Crispo
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016


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