Distributed security management for the IoT

Nico Lincke, Nicolai Kuntze, Carsten Rudolph

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This paper proposes a concept of a distributed, hierarchical management structure for large interconnected, dynamic and heterogeneous infrastructures. This approach supporting has the potential to enable efficient security management as well as meta-data distribution is particularly relevant for applications relying on the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). The management structure is motivated by existing and successful approaches in peer-2-peer (P2P) networks for content distribution and it shares some of the characteristics. In contrast to P2P networks with clearly defined functional goals, the IoT can support various applications. Security management functionalities as well as other management tasks need to conform to the heterogeneity of applications and devices. Further, there is no single entity in control of the complete system and applications will definitely be cross-domain. Thus, a classical middle-ware is not suitable and a distributed approach as proposed in this paper can constitute the basis for a new management core for the IoT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2015
Subtitle of host publicationMay 11-15, 2015 Ottawa, Canada
EditorsShingo Ata, Remi Badonnel , Jin Xiao
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783901882760
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) 2015 - Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC), Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 11 May 201515 May 2015
Conference number: 14th


ConferenceIFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) 2015
Abbreviated titleIM 2015
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