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A group secure key generation and transfer protocol based on ICMetrics

Tahir, Hasan and McDonald-Maier, Klaus (2014) A group secure key generation and transfer protocol based on ICMetrics. In: 2014 9th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP), 2014-07-23 - 2014-07-25, Manchester.

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Abstract

Secure group communications are more prone to attacks as compared to the conventional one to one communication. Every client in a group can be seen as a single source of attack, therefore it is important to design a robust security scheme that will protect all the individual clients and hence the entire group. In this paper a novel security architecture has been presented, that provides a secure group key generation and transfer protocol that is based on ICMetrics. The salient features of the protocol include a single collaborative key generation scheme that is initiated through client authentication. Also provided is a rekeying procedure that is important in maintaining the freshness of the key and offers perfect forward secrecy. The above features are based on the use of ICMetrics to provide a security protocol that is scalable and secure. The presented protocol has been simulated for varying group population sizes using C++ and Maple. The resulting running times for various stages of the protocol have been studied.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: 2014 9th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks & Digital Sign (CSNDSP)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 11:40
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14330

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