IoTFC: A Secure and Privacy Preserving Architecture for Smart Buildings

Amna Qureshi, Muhammad Shahwaiz Iqbal Afaqui, Julián Salas

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In the pursuit of cities to be more efficient and responsive, various kind of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as actuators and sensors are used. This paper focuses on one specific IoT application - the smart building, and investigates the security and privacy issues in an integrated IoT-fog-cloud (IoTFC) smart building architecture. We consider the surveillance, maintenance, environment, and concierge use cases for smart building, in terms of their characteristics, compatible communication technology, and security and privacy requirements. IoTFC provides a comprehensive solution to the security and privacy challenges of authentication, access control, anomaly detection, data privacy and location privacy. To the best of our knowledge, IoTFC is a novel architecture, as it combines a complete set of light-weight security and privacy solutions suitable for smart buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity and Privacy in New Computing Environments
EditorsD Wang, W Meng, J Han
ISBN (Print)9783030669225
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2021
EventThird EAI International Conference: Security and Privacy in New Computing Environments - Lyngby, Denmark
Duration: 6 Aug 20207 Aug 2020


ConferenceThird EAI International Conference
Abbreviated titleSPNCE 2020


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