Visible to the public A Secure Network Coding System Against Wiretap Attacks

TitleA Secure Network Coding System Against Wiretap Attacks
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsXuebing, Wang, Na, Qin, Yantao, Liu
Conference Name2019 34rd Youth Academic Annual Conference of Chinese Association of Automation (YAC)
Date Publishedjun
ISBN Number978-1-7281-3936-4
Keywordscommunication confidentiality, composability, cryptography, cyber physical systems, cyber security, deterministic network coding system, eavesdropper, encoding, Hash functions, Metrics, network coding, network links, network performance metrics, passive attacks, pubcrawl, random codes, random network coding system, Receivers, resilience, Resiliency, Routing, secure network coding system architecture, weak security, wired networks, wireless networks, wiretap attack, wiretap attacks

Cyber security is a vital performance metric for networks. Wiretap attacks belong to passive attacks. It commonly exists in wired or wireless networks, where an eavesdropper steals useful information by wiretapping messages being shipped on network links. It seriously damages the confidentiality of communications. This paper proposed a secure network coding system architecture against wiretap attacks. It combines and collaborates network coding with cryptography technology. Some illustrating examples are given to show how to build such a system and prove its defense is much stronger than a system with a single defender, either network coding or cryptography. Moreover, the system is characterized by flexibility, simplicity, and easy to set up. Finally, it could be used for both deterministic and random network coding system.

Citation Keyxuebing_secure_2019