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Tutorial on Two-way Authentication for Tiny Devices given at ITU

posted Apr 16, 2015, 5:52 AM by Corinna Schmitt   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 1:25 AM ]

Based on Corinna Schmitt`s visit at ITU in November 2014 she was invited by the SG 17 chair Martin Euchner to present a tutorial on security research under the umbrella of the external liaison between SmartenIT and FLAMINGO.

The tutorial entitled “Two-way Authentication for Tiny Devices” was held on April 15, 2015 in front of SG 17 members (around 15 participants). The tutorial covers a brief overview about the research, the application area, developed solutions TinyDTLS and TinyTO, and lessons learned. The audience acknowldeged these standard-based solutions, which allow for the support of a two-way authentication on constraint devices, like sensor nodes (e.g., TelosB or OPAL). The audience was pleased to learn that not only theoretical ideas were presented, but existing solutions and successfully running code. The following discussions raised the question of what can be a common definition for constraint devices. This seems to be a dedicated need for the ITU, since no formal definition is in place. Furthermore, the question on how to perform the key management and its standardization was asked. .

For the UZH participation the meeting can be considered as a successful dissemination activity from SmartenIT and FLAMINGO, since this work originating from these projects in main parts paved the path to continue standardization efforts within the ITU SG 17, especially questions 5 and 11, addressing relevant security aspects of constrained devices.