The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, Fog computing, multi-access Edge computing and wireless grids has resulted in the widespread deployment of relatively immature technology. These technologies, which will primarily use fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication networks, are becoming popular because they can be deployed quickly with little infrastructure and lend themselves to environments utilizing numerous Internet Connected Devices (ICD). There are, however, many significant challenges faced by security designers, engineers and implementers of these networks in ensuring that the level of security afforded is appropriate. The authentication of smart ICDs to IoT networks is a critical mechanism for achieving security on these new information system platforms. This article identifies an authentication process required for these ICDs, which will need to prove their identity to authenticate to an IoT Fog multi-access Edge computing (fMEC) cloud network through a wireless grid authentication process. The proposed methodology, called wg-IoT, must include the integration of Fog computing, wireless grids and multi-access Edge computing clouds to support these new IoT architectures.
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