Methods, Challenges and Opportunities in IoT/Network Security for Post-quantum World

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Networks".

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Interests: post-quantum cryptography; algorithms and architectures for computations in finite fields; cryptographic protocols for cyber security; malware analysis; IoT security
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Dear Colleagues, 

The definition of security has been modified with the recent advances in quantum computations. As a result of quantum computing, traditional public key cryptosystems will become insecure. This is a breakthrough for the security of IoT or any (distributed) network. Post-quantum cryptographic protocols and their applications are needed in the quantum era. In this Special Issue, our aim is to present/provide the new methods, advances, explorations, challenges, and solutions in applications, services, implementations of mathematical modelling, computing methods, security research and development for IoT, and 5G and beyond in post-quantum world. The topics in this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Quantum secure cryptographic protocols
  • IoT security in post-quantum world
  • Authentication and access control in IoT/5G and beyond
  • Post-quantum cryptosystems for IoT/5G and beyond
  • Blockchain-based solutions for IoT/5G and beyond
  • Homomorphic encryption
  • Search in encrypted data
  • Distributed architectures for IoT/5G and beyond security
  • Cloud computing security

Prof. Dr. Cheng-Chi Lee
Prof. Dr. Sedat Akleylek
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Keywords

  • Quantum secure cryptographic protocols
  • IoT security in post-quantum world
  • Authentication and access control in IoT/5G and beyond
  • Post-quantum cryptosystems for IoT/5G and beyond
  • Blockchain-based solutions for IoT/5G and beyond
  • Homomorphic encryption
  • Search in encrypted data
  • Distributed architectures for IoT/5G and beyond security
  • Cloud computing security

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Empowering the Internet of Things Using Light Communication and Distributed Edge Computing
by Abdelhamied A. Ateya, Mona Mahmoud, Adel Zaghloul, Naglaa. F. Soliman and Ammar Muthanna
Electronics 2022, 11(9), 1511; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11091511 - 9 May 2022
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With the rapid growth of connected devices, new issues emerge, which will be addressed by boosting capacity, improving energy efficiency, spectrum usage, and cost, besides offering improved scalability to handle the growing number of linked devices. This can be achieved by introducing new [...] Read more.
With the rapid growth of connected devices, new issues emerge, which will be addressed by boosting capacity, improving energy efficiency, spectrum usage, and cost, besides offering improved scalability to handle the growing number of linked devices. This can be achieved by introducing new technologies to the traditional Internet of Things (IoT) networks. Visible light communication (VLC) is a promising technology that enables bidirectional transmission over the visible light spectrum achieving many benefits, including ultra-high data rate, ultra-low latency, high spectral efficiency, and ultra-high reliability. Light Fidelity (LiFi) is a form of VLC that represents an efficient solution for many IoT applications and use cases, including indoor and outdoor applications. Distributed edge computing is another technology that can assist communications in IoT networks and enable the dense deployment of IoT devices. To this end, this work considers designing a general framework for IoT networks using LiFi and a distributed edge computing scheme. It aims to enable dense deployment, increase reliability and availability, and reduce the communication latency of IoT networks. To meet the demands, the proposed architecture makes use of MEC and fog computing. For dense deployment situations, a proof-of-concept of the created model is presented. The LiFi-integrated fog-MEC model is tested in a variety of conditions, and the findings show that the model is efficient. Full article
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Non-Interactive and Secure Data Aggregation Scheme for Internet of Things
by Yanxia Fu, Yanli Ren, Guorui Feng, Xinpeng Zhang and Chuan Qin
Electronics 2021, 10(20), 2464; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10202464 - 11 Oct 2021
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The popularity of mobile devices in Internet of Things has brought great convenience to the lives of the people. Massive data generated in the IoT are outsourced and stored on cloud platforms so that data aggregation and analysis can be performed on the [...] Read more.
The popularity of mobile devices in Internet of Things has brought great convenience to the lives of the people. Massive data generated in the IoT are outsourced and stored on cloud platforms so that data aggregation and analysis can be performed on the massive data. However, these data often contain sensitive information of mobile devices, so effective protection of mobile user privacy is the primary condition for further development of IoT. Most of the current data aggregation schemes require a lot of interactions between users, and thus this paper designs a non-interactive secure multidimensional data aggregation scheme. This scheme adopts an additive secret sharing technique to mask the shared data and send it to two non-colluding servers, and then the servers aggregate the ciphertext respectively. Different from the existing schemes, our proposed scheme achieves non-interaction between users, and the aggregation result is kept confidential to the server and supports mobile users offline. Finally, we perform an experimental evaluation which proves the effectiveness of our scheme. Full article
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