Packet key-based end-to-end security management on a blockchain control plane
College of Computer Studies
The existing LTE mobile system uses the vertical model to handle the session-based security management. However, the goal of this paper is to propose a packet key-based security management scheme on the blockchain control plane to enhance the existing session key-based security scheme and overcome the limitation that the existing vertical model, as well as the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) based horizontal model, confronts within solving end-to-end security management. The proposed blockchain-based security management (BSM) scheme enables each peer to easily obtain the necessary parameters required to manage the packet key-based security system. The important features of the BSM scheme include the renewal process, which enables the different packet data streams to use completely different security parameters for the security management. In addition, because even blind values cannot be exposed to the possible attackers, our BSM scheme guarantees very secure end-to-end data transfer against active attacks such as falsification of data and transactions. Finally, this paper compares the BSM scheme with the existing vertical model to prove the advantageous effects on latency.
Digitial Object Identifier (DOI)
Jung, Y., Peradilla, M., & Agulto, R. (2019). Packet key-based end-to-end security management on a blockchain control plane. Sensors (Switzerland), 19 (10) https://doi.org/10.3390/s19102310
Packet transport networks; Blockchains (Databases); Computer security; Software-defined networking (Computer network technology)