Potential applications of PKI technologies in IoT environments

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Dr. Buttyán Levente
Department of Networked Systems and Services

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become part of our daily lives, but an average person is not necessarily able to tell clearly what does this new type of information sharing,

the communication of computers without any human intervention means exactly. Just as aerospace, internet security and, ultimately, the IoT world has to reach that a level

of maturity at some point that it allows safe and reliable operation not just by being lucky, but through standardization processes, conscious design, review and implementing

environment controls. Nowadays, IoT devices collect and accumulate data from which information is not necessarily produced by eligible people, and often the user and their

privacy is not protected by anything against that.

In my thesis my job was to examine a technology that can protect privacy and communication technology, the public key infrastructure, and with it the conditional anonymity provider pseudonym certificates and their associated keys, their storage methods and algorithms, all in the context of communicating vehicles.

I give a theoretical summary of the applicability of classical PKI, the answers to the challenges, the state of standardization, and research results. Then I turn to what kind of

operational conditions and what kind of standards a general certification authority have to comply with to extend its services to the world of connected cars. I wrote my paper in English, given that the language of the literature is English, and it offered a development opportunity for me to work in such a way.


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