Visible to the public Identity-based cryptography (IBC) based key management system (KMS) for industrial control systems (ICS)

TitleIdentity-based cryptography (IBC) based key management system (KMS) for industrial control systems (ICS)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDrias, Z., Serhrouchni, A., Vogel, O.
Conference Name2017 1st Cyber Security in Networking Conference (CSNet)
ISBN Number978-1-5386-1332-0
KeywordsAccess Control, authentication, authorisation, cryptography, cyber security, cyber security challenges, efficient key management system, Human Behavior, IBC, IBE, ICs, industrial control systems, industrial process, integrated circuits, Internet, Internet world, Key Management, KMS, Metrics, Monitoring, process control, process monitoring, production engineering computing, Protocols, pubcrawl, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, secure communication channels, security services

Often considered as the brain of an industrial process, Industrial control systems are presented as the vital part of today's critical infrastructure due to their crucial role in process control and monitoring. Any failure or error in the system will have a considerable damage. Their openness to the internet world raises the risk related to cyber-attacks. Therefore, it's necessary to consider cyber security challenges while designing an ICS in order to provide security services such as authentication, integrity, access control and secure communication channels. To implement such services, it's necessary to provide an efficient key management system (KMS) as an infrastructure for all cryptographic operations, while preserving the functional characteristics of ICS. In this paper we will analyze existing KMS and their suitability for ICS, then we propose a new KMS based on Identity Based Cryptography (IBC) as a better alternative to traditional KMS. In our proposal, we consider solving two security problems in IBC which brings it up to be more suitable for ICS.

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