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A Novel ICMetric Public Key Framework for Secure Communication

Tahir, Ruhma, Tahir, Shahzaib, McDonald-Maier, Klaus D., Howells, Gareth, Sajjad, Ali (2021) A Novel ICMetric Public Key Framework for Secure Communication. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 195 . Article Number 103235. ISSN 1084-8045. (doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2021.103235) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:90751)

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Abstract

The Integrated Circuit Metric (ICMetric) technology is a novel trust basis that uses the system features to create an identication of a device. The ICMetric of the device is used for the provision of security services, thereby addressing the issue of trust associated with device identity. The ICMetric technology can be adapted to function with varying environments; however, the short length and low entropy of the ICMetric key pose a major threat to applications based on ICMetric. This paper proposes a secure compre-hensive ICMetric based architecture that facilitates asymmetric ICMetric applications for secure services in an end-to-end environment. This novel framework has been designed keeping in mind the construction principles of ICMetric thereby preventing threats that are prevalent in many security schemes. Finally, an empirical evaluation and feasibility has been presented by implementing the proposed framework and doing an extensive security analysis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jnca.2021.103235
Uncontrolled keywords: Entropy, Key derivation function, Brute-force attacks, Shamir secret sharing, SHA-2, RSA
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Gareth Howells
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 16:55 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2021 16:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/90751 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Howells, Gareth: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5590-0880
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