Mutual authentication and authorized data access between fog and user based on blockchain technology

M. Arun, S. Balamurali, Bharat S. Rawal, Qiang Duan, R. Lakshmana Kumar, Balusamy Balamurugan

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Abstract

One of the essential challenges to Fog computing security is authentication between service offering Fog servers and Fog users. This security confirmation is critical as a large number of users are offered services in Fog Computing. To address this challenge, in this paper, we first propose an efficient mutual authentication method between Clouds-Fogs-Edges. The solution enables authentication between edge users and the Fog servers that newly enter the system. The method makes the Fog servers to store one secret key per user and the user performs hash-based encryptions/decryptions. The proposed system is supported by Blockchain technique to achieve data integrity when confidential data are transferred between edge devices and nodes. The transactions between the nodes are recorded in the blocks which are hashed so that all edge and fog nodes are encircled by a secured system. Whenever any malicious edge server enters the network, it is identified based on ledger maintained at the nodes. The security and performance analysis shows the scheme is applicable for the Fog computing environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728186955
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event2020 IEEE INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 6 2020Jul 9 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period7/6/207/9/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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