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Name-Based Security for Information-Centric Networking Architectures

Mobile Multimedia Laboratory, Dept. of Informatics, School of Information Sciences and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Patision 76, 10434 Athens, Greece
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Future Internet 2019, 11(11), 232; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11110232
Received: 10 September 2019 / Revised: 8 October 2019 / Accepted: 30 October 2019 / Published: 1 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information-Centric Networking (ICN))
Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is an emerging communication paradigm built around content names. Securing ICN using named-based security is, therefore, a natural choice. For this paper, we designed and evaluated name-based security solutions that satisfy security requirements that are particular to ICN architectures. In order to achieve our goal, we leverage identity-based encryption, identity-based proxy re-encryption, and the emerging paradigm of decentralized identifiers. Our solutions support outsourcing content storage, content integrity protection and content authentication, and provenance verification, as well as access control. We show that our solutions have tolerable storage and computation overhead, thus proving their feasibility. View Full-Text
Keywords: identity-based encryption; Information-Centric Networking; proxy re-encryption; trust delegation identity-based encryption; Information-Centric Networking; proxy re-encryption; trust delegation
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Fotiou, N.; Polyzos, G.C. Name-Based Security for Information-Centric Networking Architectures. Future Internet 2019, 11, 232.

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