Maintaining a secure configuration of current IoT networks such as “smart homes” or industrial networks overburdens even skilled integrators, administrators and end users. To avoid and mitigate existing security risks, CONSENT (Conformance-driven and Auto-configured Security for Home and Industrial Networks) aims at developing a new methodology that enables largely automated integration, configuration and operation of new IoT devices and, furthermore, checks the compliant behavior of the devices during operation. This new methodology leads to a robust, zone-based IT security architecture that is easy to extend and whose overall security remains at a high level even if individual devices get compromised.
Finally, this approach nicely complements existing security mechanisms and minimizes human error sources.
Principle Investigators (PIs):
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Wehrle
Lehrstuhl für Kommunikation und verteilte Systeme (COMSYS)
Fakultät für Informatik 4
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Marko Schuba
Lehrgebiet Datennetze, IT-Sicherheit und IT-Forensik
Communication and Distributed Systems
RWTH Aachen University
University of Applied Sciences
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Hiller, J., M. Henze, M. Serror, E. Wagner, J. N. Richter, and K. Wehrle. 2018. “Secure Low Latency Communication for Constrained Industrial IoT Scenarios.” In 2018 IEEE 43rd Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 614–22. https://doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2018.8638027.