Visible to the public OnboardICNg: A Secure Protocol for On-boarding IoT Devices in ICN

TitleOnboardICNg: A Secure Protocol for On-boarding IoT Devices in ICN
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCompagno, Alberto, Conti, Mauro, Droms, Ralph
Conference NameProceedings of the 3rd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking
Date PublishedSeptember 2016
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-4467-8
Keywordsauthentication, composability, ICN Security, Information Centric Networks, Internet-of-Things, Metrics, pubcrawl, Resiliency, Scalability, security, wireless mesh network, Wireless Mesh Network Security, wireless mesh networks

Information-Centric Networking (ICN) is an emerging networking paradigm that focuses on content distribution and aims at replacing the current IP stack. Implementations of ICN have demonstrated its advantages over IP, in terms of network performance and resource requirements. Because of these advantages, ICN is also considered to be a good network paradigm candidate for the Internet-of-Things (IoT), especially in scenarios involving resource constrained devices. In this paper we propose OnboardICNg, the first secure protocol for on-boarding (authenticating and authorizing) IoT devices in ICN mesh networks. OnboardICNg can securely onboard resource constrained devices into an existing IoT network, outperforming the authentication protocol selected for the ZigBee-IP specification: EAP-PANA, i.e., the Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access (PANA) combined with the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). In particular we show that, compared with EAP-PANA, OnboardICNg reduces the communication and energy consumption, by 87% and 66%, respectively.

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