—Security on the internet is a hard issue already nowadays, but due to the proliferation of internet of things (IoT) objects these issues are going to become a real challenge because of their limited computing resources (according to Cisco the number of IoT devices in the internet is going to reach 50 billion by year 2020). Clearly, new approaches to security are therefore needed, and taking into account that authentication is a key service for any kind of security provisioning, provably unique identification is a priority. Moreover, key derivation protocols based on such unique identification techniques should be developed to bridge the gap that will enable new identification services to be put into practice. This paper therefore covers these issues and provides existing state of art in the field. On this basis it presents an improved solution based on PUFs that is suitable for energy constrained IoT devices.
—Security, internet of things, provably unclonable functions, lightweight protocols.
Denis Trček is with the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Večna pot 113, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Denis Trček, "Provably Unclonable Functions for Future Internet Security Provisioning," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 152-155, 2016.