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Lowney, M. Phil, Liu, Hong, Chabot, Eugene.  2018.  Trust Management in Underwater Acoustic MANETs based on Cloud Theory using Multi-Parameter Metrics. 2018 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST). :1—5.

With wide applications like surveillance and imaging, securing underwater acoustic Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks (MANET) becomes a double-edged sword for oceanographic operations. Underwater acoustic MANET inherits vulnerabilities from 802.11-based MANET which renders traditional cryptographic approaches defenseless. A Trust Management Framework (TMF), allowing maintained confidence among participating nodes with metrics built from their communication activities, promises secure, efficient and reliable access to terrestrial MANETs. TMF cannot be directly applied to the underwater environment due to marine characteristics that make it difficult to differentiate natural turbulence from intentional misbehavior. This work proposes a trust model to defend underwater acoustic MANETs against attacks using a machine learning method with carefully chosen communication metrics, and a cloud model to address the uncertainty of trust in harsh underwater environments. By integrating the trust framework of communication with the cloud model to combat two kinds of uncertainties: fuzziness and randomness, trust management is greatly improved for underwater acoustic MANETs.

Zhang, Shuaipeng, Liu, Hong.  2019.  Environment Aware Privacy-Preserving Authentication with Predictability for Medical Edge Computing. 2019 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery (CyberC). :90–96.
With the development of IoT, smart health has significantly improved the quality of people's life. A large amount of smart health monitoring system has been proposed, which provides an opportunity for timely and efficient diagnosis. Nevertheless, most of them ignored the impact of environment on patients' health. Due to the openness of the communication channel, data security and privacy preservation are crucial problems to be solved. In this work, an environment aware privacy-preserving authentication protocol based on the fuzzy extractor and elliptic curve cryptography (ecc) is designed for health monitoring system with mutual authentication and anonymity. Edge computing unit can authenticate all environmental sensors at one time. Fuzzy synthetic evaluation model is utilized to evaluate the environment equality with the patients' temporal health index (THI) as an assessment factor, which can help to predict the appropriate environment. The session key is established for secure communication based on the predicted result. Through security analysis, the proposed protocol can prevent common attacks. Moreover, performance analysis shows that the proposed protocol is applicable for resource-limited smart devices in edge computing health monitoring system.
Ye, Yu, Guo, Jun, Xu, Xunjian, Li, Qinpu, Liu, Hong, Di, Yuelun.  2019.  High-risk Problem of Penetration Testing of Power Grid Rainstorm Disaster Artificial Intelligence Prediction System and Its Countermeasures. 2019 IEEE 3rd Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration (EI2). :2675–2680.
System penetration testing is an important measure of discovering information system security issues. This paper summarizes and analyzes the high-risk problems found in the penetration testing of the artificial storm prediction system for power grid storm disasters from four aspects: application security, middleware security, host security and network security. In particular, in order to overcome the blindness of PGRDAIPS current SQL injection penetration test, this paper proposes a SQL blind bug based on improved second-order fragmentation reorganization. By modeling the SQL injection attack behavior and comparing the SQL injection vulnerability test in PGRDAIPS, this method can effectively reduce the blindness of SQL injection penetration test and improve its accuracy. With the prevalence of ubiquitous power internet of things, the electric power information system security defense work has to be taken seriously. This paper can not only guide the design, development and maintenance of disaster prediction information systems, but also provide security for the Energy Internet disaster safety and power meteorological service technology support.