Title: A source authentication scheme using network coding

Authors: Ahmed Fathy; Tamer ElBatt; Moustafa Youssef

Addresses: Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC), Nile University, Cairo, 12677, Egypt. ' Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC), Nile University, Cairo, 12677, Egypt. ' Alexandria University and E-JUST, Alexandria, 21934, Egypt

Abstract: In this paper, we explore the security merits of network coding and potential trade-offs with the widely accepted throughput benefits, especially in multicast scenarios. In particular, we propose a novel Source Authentication using Network Coding (SANC) scheme. Towards this objective, we propose a general framework for embedding the authentication information within the network coding Global Encoding Vector. First, we illustrate the proposed concept using a simple mapping function. Second, we present a detailed security analysis that reveals the security merits of the proposed scheme, contrasted against two baseline schemes. Finally, we present simulation results pertaining to the network coding performance.

Keywords: source authentication; impersonation attacks; linear network coding; wireless ad hoc networks; simulation; analysis; homomorphic encryption; wireless networks; network security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2011.043669

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2011 Vol.6 No.2/3, pp.101 - 111

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 11 Nov 2011 *

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