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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6(4), 29; doi:10.3390/jsan6040029

Delegation Based User Authentication Framework over Cognitive Radio Networks

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Department of Cyber Security, Kyungil University, Gamasilgil 50, Kyungbuk 38428, Korea
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Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Malawi, P.O. Box 280, Zomba, Malawi
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School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daehakro 80, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Received: 13 October 2017 / Revised: 13 November 2017 / Accepted: 28 November 2017 / Published: 2 December 2017
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Abstract

To address the ever increasing demand for wireless bandwidth, cognitive radio networks (CRNs) have been proposed to improve the efficiency of channel utilization. CRN permits unlicensed users to utilize the idle spectrum as long as it does not introduce interference to the primary users due to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent regulatory policies. In this paper, we first identify some required distinctive security and privacy features for CRNs focused on ECMA-392, which is the first industrial standard for personal or portable devices in the television white spaces. After that, we propose a delegation based user authentication framework as a basic security and privacy module with full consideration of the required features over CRNs. The proposed framework provides privacy preserving yet accountable security within the CRN entities. Security and privacy analyses show that the proposed framework supports unlinkability, context privacy, anonymity, no registration and conditional traceability, which are the required security and privacy aspects in CRNs. View Full-Text
Keywords: cognitive radio network; cryptography; authentication framework; delegation cognitive radio network; cryptography; authentication framework; delegation
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Kim, H.; Ryu, E.K. Delegation Based User Authentication Framework over Cognitive Radio Networks. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2017, 6, 29.

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