Visible to the public Two-way real time multimedia stream authentication using physical unclonable functions

TitleTwo-way real time multimedia stream authentication using physical unclonable functions
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsShahrak, M. Z., Ye, M., Swaminathan, V., Wei, S.
Conference Name2016 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP)
Date Publishedsep
Keywordsauthentication, Digital Rights Management, FPGA, Hardware, hardware-based security, Human Behavior, human factors, license/key management, media streaming, Metrics, Multimedia communication, multimedia signal processing, multimedia stream authentication, physical unclonable functions, pubcrawl, Real-time Systems, Receivers, Resiliency, Signal processing, Streaming media, telecommunication security, video surveillance, Xilinx

Multimedia authentication is an integral part of multimedia signal processing in many real-time and security sensitive applications, such as video surveillance. In such applications, a full-fledged video digital rights management (DRM) mechanism is not applicable due to the real time requirement and the difficulties in incorporating complicated license/key management strategies. This paper investigates the potential of multimedia authentication from a brand new angle by employing hardware-based security primitives, such as physical unclonable functions (PUFs). We show that the hardware security approach is not only capable of accomplishing the authentication for both the hardware device and the multimedia stream but, more importantly, introduce minimum performance, resource, and power overhead. We justify our approach using a prototype PUF implementation on Xilinx FPGA boards. Our experimental results on the real hardware demonstrate the high security and low overhead in multimedia authentication obtained by using hardware security approaches.

Citation Keyshahrak_two-way_2016