Title: Comparative analysis of applications of identity-based cryptosystem in IoT

Authors: C. Ramesh; K. Venu Gopal Rao; D. Vasumathi

Addresses: Department IT, G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad, 500008, Telangana, India ' Department CSE, G Narayanamma Institute of Technology and Science, Hyderabad, 500008, Telangana, India ' Department CSE, JNTUH, Hyderabad, 500008, Telangana, India

Abstract: The internet of things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. The transition from closed networks to enterprise IT networks to the public internet is accelerating at an alarming pace and justly raising alarms about security. As we become increasingly reliant on intelligent, interconnected devices in every aspect of our lives, how do we protect us from intrusions and interference that could compromise personal privacy? Security is paramount for the safe and reliable operation of IoT connected devices. In this aspect, identity-based cryptography (IBC) plays a promising role in IoT due to its benefits, such as facilitating public key management. This paper gives a detailed feasibility study of applicability of IBC in IoT.

Keywords: IBC; identity-based cryptography; Tate pair; elliptic curves; IoT and digital certificates.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2017.088003

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2017 Vol.13 No.4, pp.314 - 323

Received: 30 Mar 2017
Accepted: 24 May 2017

Published online: 13 Nov 2017 *

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