University of Twente Student Theses


A comparative study on lightweight authentication protocols in IoT

Meent, Tijmen van de (2022) A comparative study on lightweight authentication protocols in IoT.

[img] PDF
Abstract:With the growth of the Internet of Things, the number of resource-constrained devices connected to the internet grows vastly. These devices are constrained in energy usage, processing, memory, storage, etc. The advancement in the comfort, several security challenges come up. Many researchers have attempted to address such issues. Every IoT device must be able to identify and authenticate other IoT devices. However, due to the nature of the IoT, this process can be quite difficult. To provide authentication in resource-constrained environments, in recent years lightweight authentication protocols have been proposed. These lightweight protocols are targeted at resource-constrained devices and provide less heavy cryptography than conventional protocols. However, lightweight protocols have not been investigated as thoroughly as conventional protocols. In this research we study and benchmark several lightweight protocols. We identify key metrics for lightweight cryptographic protocols and have collected data regarding these metrics from the literature. The metrics that the protocols will be evaluated and bench-marked on are memory usage, gate area, latency, throughput, and energy consumption. The result is a ranking of protocol performance for each of the metrics, as well as some possibilities for future research that is related.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science BSc (56964)
Link to this item:
Export this item as:BibTeX
HTML Citation
Reference Manager


Repository Staff Only: item control page