Peer-to-Peer Secure Updates for Heterogeneous Edge Devices

Herry, H., Band, E., Perkins, C. and Singer, J. (2018) Peer-to-Peer Secure Updates for Heterogeneous Edge Devices. In: DOMINO Workshop at the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018), Taipei, Taiwan, 23-27 Apr 2018, ISBN 9781538634165 (doi:10.1109/NOMS.2018.8406323)

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Abstract

We consider the problem of securely distributing software updates to large scale clusters of heterogeneous edge compute nodes. Such nodes are needed to support the Internet of Things and low-latency edge compute scenarios, but are difficult to manage and update because they exist at the edge of the network behind NATs and firewalls that limit connectivity, or because they are mobile and have intermittent network access. We present a prototype secure update architecture for these devices that uses the combination of peer-to-peer protocols and automated NAT traversal techniques. This demonstrates that edge devices can be managed in an environment subject to partial or intermittent network connectivity, where there is not necessarily direct access from a management node to the devices being updated.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Singer, Dr Jeremy and Perkins, Dr Colin and Herry, Dr Herry and Band, Ms Emily
Authors: Herry, H., Band, E., Perkins, C., and Singer, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Research Group:GLASS
ISSN:2374-9709
ISBN:9781538634165
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
722161FRuIT: The Federated RaspberryPi Micro-Infrastructure TestbedJeremy SingerEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P004024/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE