Title: Analytical review on secure communication protocols for 5G and IoT networks

Authors: J. Premalatha; Iwin Thanakumar Joseph Swamidason; Pon Harshavardhanan; S.P. Anandaraj; V. Jeyakrishnan

Addresses: Department of Information Technology, Kongu Engineering College, Erode-638052, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur District, Andhrapradesh, India ' School of CSE, VIT – Bhopal University, Bhopal-466114, India ' Presidency University, Bengaluru-560064, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SAINTGITS College of Engineering, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Abstract: Internet of things (IoT) provides an exciting future for the interaction of devices utilising computing and sensorial capabilities. Among the existing technologies, fifth generation (5G) schemes are expected to be the motivating force for the realisation of IoT concept. This research paper reviews existing state-of-art on the secure communication for 5G and IoT networks. We have created a taxonomy and categorised the research works based on the protocols such as light weight authentication protocol, trust-aware routing protocol, service-oriented authentication protocol, and application-oriented protocol. The research gaps and the challenges faced for secure communication in 5G and IoT networks are listed for further enhancement in the security protocols. We further analysed the research work based on the classification methods, performance metrics, and the year of publication. Our analysis reveals that the most commonly used classification technique is trust-aware routing protocols, and the most frequently used performance metrics is execution time, the execution time of most of the research work lies between 10 ms to 300 ms, and the communication overhead ranges from 1 × 105 bits to 5 × 105 bits.

Keywords: authentication protocol; execution time; internet of things; IoT; privacy preservation; secure communication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2022.123527

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2022 Vol.40 No.1/2/3, pp.50 - 66

Received: 18 Oct 2020
Accepted: 07 Jan 2021

Published online: 27 Jun 2022 *

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