SIMPL: Secure IoT Management Platform (BMBF)13.09.2019
Project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
The SIMPL project aims to develop a framework for secure communication in heterogeneous and dynamic networks, such as the Internet of Things (IoT).
Together with the industry partners Infosim, Mixed Mode, and Hahn-Schickard, the Secure Software Systems Group and the Software Engineering group are developing a communication middelware to facilitate secure information exchange between IoT devices. Currently, most of these devices communicate insecurely through a variety of protocols. The SIMPL framework aims to provide a secure layer for message encryption and authentication, permission and key management, as well as trust establishment. To prevent vendor lock-in and single points of failure, decentralized approaches to achieve trust consensus will be explored in this project, for example through the use of blockchains.
The SIMPL project is funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, and has a duration of three years (July 2018 to June 2021).