TCALAS: Temporal credential-based anonymous lightweight authentication scheme for internet of drones environment

Srinivas, Jangirala, Das, Ashok Kumar, Kumar, Neeraj and Rodrigues, Joel J. P. C. (2019) TCALAS: Temporal credential-based anonymous lightweight authentication scheme for internet of drones environment. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 68 (7): 18832129. pp. 6903-6916. ISSN 0018-9545

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A user (external party) is interested in accessing the real-time data from some designated drones of a particular fly zone in the Internet of Drones (IoD) deployment. However, to provide this facility the user needs to be authenticated by an accessed remote drone and vice-versa. After successful authentication both parties can establish a secret session key for the secure communication. To handle this important problem in IoD environment, we design a novel temporal credential based anonymous lightweight user authentication mechanism for IoD environment, called TCALAS. A detailed security analysis using formal security under the broadly applied Real-Or-Random (ROR) model, formal security verification under the broadly used software verification tool, known as Automated Validation of Internet Security Protocols and Applications (AVISPA), and also informal security analysis reveal that TCALAS has the capability to resist various known attacks against passive/active adversary. In addition, a detailed comparative study has been conducted for TCALAS and other related schemes, and the study also reveals that TCALAS provides better security and functionality features, and lower costs in both computation & communication as compared to existing schemes.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Drones | Surveillance | Authentication | Key agreement | Security | AVISPA
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Computer Science
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Shilpi Rana
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2021 11:43
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2021 12:04
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Funders: National Funding from the FCT, Brazilian National Council for Research and Development
Additional Information: The authors would like to thank the Associate Editor and the reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions which have helped in improving the technial quality of the paper.


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