A review on lightweight cryptography for Internet-of-Things based applications

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The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is a combination of an intelligent infrastructure combined with various self-organizing devices. These devices are used to monitor the environment and help to exchange sensitive data over the Internet without much human interference. Such a huge network of unmanned devices are subjected to various security and privacy concern. As these devices are battery powered and have low inbuilt resources, it is important to enable secure and resource-constrained security solutions to secure the devices. Thereby, to address the security and privacy of these devices and the data, the authentication plays an important role along with data integrity. Through this paper, we have analyzed the various lightweight solution and their security threats under the authentication and data integrity of the IoT applications. From the study, it can be seen that the major security concern of these protocols is to perform with less computation and resist to attacks like man-in-the-middle, replay attacks, denial of service attacks, forgery and chosen-ciphertext attacks. Also, this review provides an insight into using the Microsoft threat modeling tool used for IoT based applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8835-8857
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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