Smart home security: a distributed identity-based security protocol for authentication and key exchange

M. Mazhar Rathore, Elmahdi Bentafat, Spiridon Bakiras

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Abstract

Smart home technology is gaining popularity among end-users, as it allows them to remotely control a variety of devices in their homes. Such systems have obvious benefits in terms of automation, but at the same time pose significant threats to home owners if the underlying communications are not secure. To this end, we introduce a novel security protocol that simplifies the pairwise authentication and key exchange among smart home devices. The protocol leverages identity-based cryptography (IBC), thus relaxing the requirement for storing and managing public key certificates. Furthermore, to mitigate the risks associated with centralized key generation in IBC, we opt to generate the private keys in a distributed manner, involving all smart devices. We implemented our protocol on Raspberry Pi 3 devices and demonstrate its efficiency in terms of both computational and communication cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCCN 2019 - 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728118567
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
Event28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2019 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 29 Jul 20191 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN
Volume2019-July
ISSN (Print)1095-2055

Conference

Conference28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2019
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period29/7/191/8/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Rathore, M. M., Bentafat, E., & Bakiras, S. (2019). Smart home security: a distributed identity-based security protocol for authentication and key exchange. In ICCCN 2019 - 28th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks [8847034] (Proceedings - International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN; Vol. 2019-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCCN.2019.8847034