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Privacy-aware IoT cloud survivability for future connected home ecosystem

Arabo, Abdullahi


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Abdullahi Arabo
Senior Lecturer in Computer Networks and Mobile Tech


Cloud services can greatly enhance the capabilities of mobile and smart devices, particularly within the ecosystem of connected home futures. A single device now performs multiple functions: organizing contacts and calendars, playing games, storing sensitive personal and corporate information, and even making phone calls. Mobile devices are currently, largely single-user systems. Despite the fact that a device can be used for various purposes, the dividing line between data and applications applied in differing domains is poorly defined. Extending such complexities to the cloud raises a host of issues relating to data ownership, cloud centric security modules, data/device centric mobile security solutions, and cloud-centric data management. Device survivability, remote device management, and contextual policy enforcement capabilities can be supported and extended by cloud services. In this paper, our contribution is threefold: firstly, we examine the issues related to mobile/smart devices and cloud services, and present a context-based, dynamic cloud security framework appropriate for connected home ecosystem futures. Secondly, we outline the key requirements for a cloud infrastructure. We outline mechanisms to handle device survivability and continuity in terms of remote back-up, remote wipe and dynamic context-aware cloud-centric smart device solutions. Thirdly, the paper also summarised some of the security threats and presents a design for a dynamic secure cloud resilience framework. The framework supports the issues of continuity, resilience and survivability of data on smart devices.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Nov 10, 2014
Publication Date Nov 10, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 803-809
APA6 Citation Arabo, A. (2014, November). Privacy-aware IoT cloud survivability for future connected home ecosystem. Paper presented at 2014 IEEE/ACS 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)
Keywords cloud survivability, connected home ecosystem, smart
device security, cloud-centric device security, user-centric security
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2014 IEEE/ACS 11th International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA)