Threshold Cryptography-based Group Authentication (TCGA) scheme for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Parikshit N. Mahalle, Neeli Rashmi Prasad, Ramjee Prasad
2014 2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems (VITAE)  
Internet of things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm where the devices around us (persistent and non-persistent) are connected to each other to provide seamless communication, and contextual services. In the IoT, each device cannot be authenticated in the short time due to unbounded number of devices, and receipt of their authentication request at the same time. Therefore, secure, and efficient group authentication, and authorization scheme is required that authenticates a group of devices at once
more » ... n the context of resource constrained IoT. This paper presents novel Threshold Cryptography-based Group Authentication (TCGA) scheme for the IoT which verifies authenticity of all the devices taking part in the group communication. This paper also presents TCGA framework which is flexible and secure. The proposed TCGA scheme is implemented for WI-FI environment, and the result shows that TCGA scheme is lightweight, and alleviates the effect of battery exhaustion attack. This paper also presents time analysis, and formal security analysis of TCGA scheme which shows that the proposed TCGA scheme is safe from the replay, man-in-the-middle attack, and is scalable in nature.
doi:10.1109/vitae.2014.6934425 dblp:conf/vitae/MahallePP14 fatcat:k656qdlcobgq7a7nbojcqinda4