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Blockchain-Based Decentralized Authentication for Information-Centric 5G Networks

Published

Author(s)

Muhammad Hassan Raza Khan, Davide Pesavento, Lotfi Benmohamed

Abstract

The 5G research community is increasingly leveraging the innovative features offered by Information Centric Networking (ICN). However, ICN's fundamental features, such as in-network caching, make access control enforcement more challenging in an ICN-based 5G deployment. To address this shortcoming, we propose a Blockchain-based Decentralized Authentication Protocol (BDAP) which enables efficient and secure mobile user authentication in an ICN-based 5G network. We show that BDAP is robust against a variety of attacks to which mobile networks and blockchains are particularly vulnerable. Moreover, a preliminary performance analysis suggests that BDAP can reduce the authentication delay compared to the standard 5G authentication protocols.
Proceedings Title
2022 IEEE 47th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Conference Dates
September 26-29, 2022
Conference Location
Edmonton, CA

Citation

Khan, M. , Pesavento, D. and Benmohamed, L. (2022), Blockchain-Based Decentralized Authentication for Information-Centric 5G Networks, 2022 IEEE 47th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Edmonton, CA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/LCN53696.2022.9843631, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934357 (Accessed February 8, 2023)
Created August 26, 2022, Updated November 29, 2022