Simple encryption procedure for internet of things (IoT) environments (Recommendation no. X.1362)

30 Mar 2017


Principles and Recommendations

Recommendation ITU-T X.1362 specifies encryption with associated mask data (EAMD) for the Internet of things devices. It describes EAMD and how it provides a set of security services for traffic using EADM.

From the ITU-T perspective, IoT is defined as a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things. In certain IoT environments, especially for IoT devices, there is a real-time processing requirement where tasks are processed within a certain period of time. To ensure data confidentiality and integrity protection, one of the most basic countermeasures is the application of data encryption/authentication algorithms. The problem with the standard applications of data encryption/authentication algorithms is that this requirement could not be met.