IoT Trust – Security on Internet of Things

IoTrust will implement and validate a trustworthy, open and human-centric solution to setup and maintain IoT networks based on the development and integration of a novel bootstrapping protocol, Peer-to-Peer and Distributed Ledger technologies in order to provide secure initialization of IoT devices, vulnerabilities detections and software patching/reprogramming. The proposed solution is based on recent standardization and research activities such as “Secure IoT Bootstrapping” draft of IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) and Peer-to-Peer InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) with Distributed Ledger Technology to ensure decentralized IoT networks. The main expected outcome will be a standards-based solution with open-source stacks for IoT devices and distributed services platform that will be supported by real-world pilot validation.

Objectives of project.

  • Design a human-centric and open IoTrust solution to increase the user trust and application of secure IoT networks in worldwide sectors like Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, etc.
  • Develop and integrate novel bootstrapping, peer-to-peer and distributed ledger technologies to achieve trustworthy IoT networks and keep decentralized Internet infrastructure.
  • Validate technical features, key performance indicators and cyber-attacks protections of the IoTrust minimum viable product (MVP) using laboratory testbed and real-world pilots.
  • Perform dissemination activities and joint exploitation plan by making the most of real-pilot show-casting and coaching/mentoring process in order to foster valuable stakeholder engagement and the successful exploitation/commercialization of the results beyond the project

The IoTrust project has received funding from the EUH2020 NGI research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 825618.