Secured IoT Gateways

Abstract/Technology Overview

Security is a major hindrance for wide scale adoption of IoT. Constant sharing of information between devices and users could occur without the consent of related and authorized personnel. In addition, there is a lack of a security platform that provides access control and personalized security policies based on users’ needs and context, across different types of IoT ‘things’ and smart mobile devices. The availability of such security platform in the market will enable developers and service providers to develop and offer innovative end-to-end secured IoT services that able to meet various security and privacy needs for their customers in various industry verticals.

Our patented solution enhances the security of the wireless systems and devices by grouping security parameters required by the respective wireless network and from multiple layers (application/network/system) and re-sequencing them to generate a unique security key management scheme. This provides the flexibility for a user to choose or define his/her own combination of the security parameters using information from the applications, network, and systems levels, then sequence and synchronise these parameters in a manner he/she prefers to form a security key.

Three collaborative cross-layer secure IoT gateways have been successfully developed targeting at advanced manufacturing, smart home, and outdoor environmental monitoring applications.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

The features and advantages of the mentioned technology include the following:

  • Enable personalized user-definable access control keys
  • Enable common security policies across different types of IoT and smart mobile devices
  • User-controllable authentication of IoT devices
  • Scalable as it can be provided as a software plug-in
  • Seamless integration with PLC, SCADA, sensor controllers

Potential Applications

The Secured IOT Gateways enhance the security of the wireless systems and devices. Some of the applications of the Secured IOT Gateways include, but are not limited to, the following areas :

  • Building Management 
  • Smart Energy Monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare & Wellness
  • Retail
  • Tourism
  • Safety and Construction
  • Smart Home
  • Smart Nation

Customer Benefit

To accelerate the creation of innovative secure IoT solutions and services to meet business needs using collaborative cross-layer secure IoT gateways based on our patented ideas to strengthen the security for IoT nodes, smart devices, and services.


Technology Owner

Diana Sutanto


Nanyang Polytechnic

Technology Category
  • Infocomm
  • Internet of Things & Wearable Technology
  • Security & Privacy
  • Smart Cities
Technology Status
  • Licensed but Available
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 5