How to bootstrap security for ad-hoc network: Revisited

Wook Shin, Carl A. Gunter, Shinsaku Kiyomoto, Kazuhide Fukushima, Toshiaki Tanaka

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There are various network-enabled and embedded computers deployed around us. Although we can get enormous conveniences by connecting them together, it is difficult to securely associate them in an ad-hoc manner. The difficulties originate from authentication and key distribution problems among devices that are strangers to each other. In this paper, we review the existing ways of initiating secure communication for ad-hoc network devices, and propose another solution. Exploiting Pairing-based cryptography and the notion of location-limited channel, the proposed solution bootstraps security conveniently and efficiently. Further, it supports ownership enforcement and key-escrow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmerging Challenges for Security, Privacy and Trust - 24th IFIP TC 11 International Information Security Conference, SEC 2009, Proceedings
EditorsDimitris Gritzalis, Javier Lopez
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642012433
StatePublished - 2009
Event24th IFIP TC11 International Information Security Conference, SEC 2009 - Pafos, Cyprus
Duration: May 18 2009May 20 2009

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


Other24th IFIP TC11 International Information Security Conference, SEC 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management


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