Title: Privacy-aware transmission scheme based on homomorphic proxy re-encryption for NDN

Authors: Xian Guo; Cheng Chen; Ma-Jiang Zhang; Aristide Ngaboyindekwe; Lai-Cheng Cao

Addresses: School of Computer and Communication, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China ' School of Computer and Communication, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China ' School of Computer and Communication, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China ' School of Computer and Communication, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China ' School of Computer and Communication, Lanzhou University of Technology, Lanzhou 730050, China

Abstract: Named data networking (NDN) is a data-centric Internet architecture. Although some security mechanisms are introduced in NDN packets, security still is a significant problem. We propose a privacy-aware transmission scheme for NDN (PATS_NDN) based on homomorphism and proxy re-encryption. To resolve name privacy in PATS_NDN, a content consumer can subscribe an interested content by using a blinded alias of content, and a data source can publish the produced content by using a blinded name. The alias of a content can be got from a quadratic function. A blinding algorithm is used on a content name and alias. In addition, homomorphic and proxy re-encryption are used to achieve secure content transmission. It has been proved that only a legitimate user can publish and access content on a network in our novel scheme. Finally, we analyse security attributes of our scheme and make a simple comparison with other related schemes.

Keywords: content-centric networking; named data networking; homomorphic encryption; PRE; proxy re-encryption; privacy protection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSN.2018.090646

International Journal of Security and Networks, 2018 Vol.13 No.1, pp.58 - 70

Received: 24 Aug 2017
Accepted: 28 Aug 2017

Published online: 15 Mar 2018 *

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