Towards cloud based smart cities data security and privacy management

Khan, Z., Pervez, Z. and Ghafoor, A. (2014) Towards cloud based smart cities data security and privacy management. In: International Workshop on Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications in conjunction with 7th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC), London, 8-11 December 2014. London, UK: IEEE, pp. 806-811 Available from:


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Smart cities accumulate and process large amount of data streams which raise security and privacy concerns at individual and community levels. Sizeable attempts have made to ensure security and privacy of inhabitants’ data. However, security and privacy issues of smart cities are not confined to inhabitants only; service provider and local government have their own reservations – service provider trust, reliability of the sensed data, and data ownership, to name a few. In this research work we identified a comprehensive list of stakeholders and model their involvement in smart cities by using Onion Model approach. Based on the stakeholder model we presented a security and privacy framework for secure and privacy-aware service provisioning in smart cities. Our framework provides end-to-end secure and privacy features for trustable data acquisition, transmission, processing and legitimate service provisioning. As a proof of concept we tested core functionalities of authentication protocol for data acquisition and service provisioning using Scyther automated verification tool that demonstrated that the proposed framework mitigates security and privacy concerns of different stakeholders identified in the stakeholder model.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:data security, privacy, trust, smart cities, cloud computing, stakeholders
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:23560
Deposited By: Dr Z. Khan
Deposited On:10 Sep 2014 07:51
Last Modified:16 Dec 2016 07:33

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