Anonymous authentication for privacy-preserving IoT target-driven applications

Alcaide, Almudena and Palomar, Esther and Montero-Castillo, José and Ribagorda, Arturo (2013) Anonymous authentication for privacy-preserving IoT target-driven applications. Computers & Security, 37. pp. 111-123. ISSN 01674048

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Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) will be formed by smart objects and services interacting autonomously and in real-time. As an application scenario, household smart meters will provide real-time neighborhood information which enables a smart community to cooperatively identify patterns, adapt consumption and improve overall quality of life, making the shared environment more sustainable. There is, in these types of settings, a major need toward securing all communications, placing equal effort on guaranteeing privacy properties (e.g., participant anonymity, unlinkability) as on assuring security properties (e.g., content authenticity). In this article, we present a fully decentralized anonymous authentication protocol aimed at encouraging the implementation of privacy-preserving IoT target-driven applications. The system is set up by an ad-hoc community of decentralized founding nodes. From then on, nodes can interact, being participants of cyberphysical systems, preserving full anonymity. We also present a performance and security analysis of the proposed system.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Submitted to REF 2014, UoA 11, Esther Palomar
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA11: Computer Science and Informatics
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 13:14
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 13:14
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/260

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