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Secure Hardware for supporting SDN for IoT context

Grant number: 16/06930-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2017
Effective date (End): April 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Cíntia Borges Margi
Grantee:Cíntia Borges Margi
Host Investigator: Georg Sigl
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany  


Wireless sensor networks are a valuable technology for the development of applications in several areas, such as environmental, industrial and urban monitoring, health and agriculture. There is not a unique definition for the Internet of Things (IoT), but most of them agree that it is composed of devices capable of sensing/actuation, communication and processing. Thus, WSN became a key technology for IoT and research on WSN should provide good basis to develop IoT. Given the challenges of different protocols and technologies on the link layer, resource constrained devices and security requirements, current research problems address secure communication between wireless sensor networks devices and network resource management. The main goal in my current work is the design and validation of a framework to provide basic communication services, security and resource management for the Internet of Things, and considering the software-defined network (SDN) paradigm in order to provide a flexible solution. Security services for embedded devices could benefit from hardware implementation since devices resource constrained nature. Thus the first goal for this project is related to the research and development of and architecturewhich includes secure post-quantum IoT devices, which require the complementary knowledge and expertise of the research group I am part at USP and EISEC/TUM. The second goal concerning this project is to formalize and strength the link between USP and EISEC/TUM. (AU)

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