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IoT-security in Public

Reference number
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE SICS Lund
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 960 980
Project duration November 2018 - March 2020
Status Completed
Venture Collaboration projects in cybersecurity and digital infrastructure

Important results from the project

The project developed a demonstrator for IoT security aimed for public environments and applied the solution to one of the user cases from the SOM (Smarta Offentliga Miljöer) project. We used the latest advances and standards in IoT security by demonstrating today´s lab solutions in real environment. We implemented the brand new IETF standard OSCORE (RFC 8613 on Object Security for Constrained RESTful Environments) end-to-end from sensors to back-end and on to data users.

Expected long term effects

The benefit of this project was primarily to increase security of Sensatives Yggio and u-blox BLE IoT platforms and the services within the SOM project. Above all, we used the new IoT security standards from IETF where Sweden has been involved and developed. u-blox ambition is to use OSCORE in future IoT modules based on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and / or cellular communication, all with low power. This is an important development step for Sensatives IoT-plattform Yggio, and we will include this solution in other critical use cases and IoT applications.

Approach and implementation

The project consisted of four phases: 1) Risk analysis of the existing IoT solutions in one of the user cases in the SOM project. DONE 2) With existing IoT security, improve an existing use case within SOM, monitoring of Critical Infrastructure. DONE - CoAP was implemented but as DTLS gave too big data packets for BLE, we chose to use CoAP and OSCORE directly as it gave smaller data packets. 3) Applied the new IETF OSCORE security standards for IOT. DONE 4) Added the ability to send data from service to sensor to be able control an IoT unit in a secure way. DONE All in all, a very successfull project!

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Last updated 11 October 2021

Reference number 2018-03951

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