A Survey on Smart Home Authentication: Toward Secure, Multi-Level and Interaction-based Identification

Salem AlJanah, Ning Zhang, Siok Wah Tay
2021 IEEE Access  
With the increased number and reduced cost of smart devices, Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as smart home (SHome) are increasingly popular. Owing to the characteristics of IoT environments such as resource constrained devices, existing authentication solutions may not be suitable to secure these environments. As a result, a number of authentication solutions specifically designed for IoT environments have been proposed. This paper provides a critical analysis of existing
more » ... on solutions. The major contributions of the paper are as follows. First, it presents a generic model derived from an SHome use-case scenario. Secondly, based on the model, it performs a threat analysis to identify possible means of attacks. The analysis leads to the specification of a set of desirable security requirements for the design of authentication solutions for SHome. Thirdly, based on the requirements, existing authentication solutions are analysed and some ideas for achieving effective and efficient authentication in IoT environments are proposed.
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3114152 fatcat:qgzglvwqaja6rjjka35byxrxzm