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A Console GRID Leveraged Authentication and Key Agreement Mechanism for LTE/SAE

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics

Source : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Volume 14, Number 6, p.2677-2689 (2018)

Keywords : Authentication, authentication mechanism, authentication procedure, Bandwidth, cellular radio, cellular technology users, console GRID leveraged authentication and key agreement mechanism, cryptographic protocols, euphoric technology penetration, evolved packet system authentication, international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), IPG-AKA, Key Agreement based authentication, key agreement protocol, key generation time, leveraged authentication, Long Term Evolution, Long Term Evolution-system architecture evolution, long-term evolution-advanced (LTE-A), LTE/SAE, Next generation networks, Protocols, Public key cryptography, public key cryptosystem, public key infrastructure (PKI), Security, Servers, static LTE key, system architecture evolution (SAE), telecommunication security, user identity

Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Computer Science

Year : 2018

Abstract : Growing popularity of multimedia applications, pervasive connectivity, higher bandwidth, and euphoric technology penetration among bulk of the human race that happens to be cellular technology users, has fueled the adaptation to long-term evolution (LTE)/system architecture evolution. The LTE fulfills the resource demands of the next generation applications for now. We identify security issues in authentication mechanism used in LTE that without countermeasures might give super user rights to unauthorized users. The LTE uses static LTE key to derive the entire key hierarchy, i.e., LTE follows Evolved Packet System-Authentication and Key Agreement based authentication, which discloses user identity, location, and other personally identifiable information. To counter this, we propose a public key cryptosystem named “International mobile subscriber identity Protected Console Grid based Authentication and Key Agreement (IPG-AKA) protocol” to address the vulnerabilities related to weak key management. From the data obtained from threat modeling and simulation results, we claim that the IPG-AKA scheme not only improves security of authentication procedures, but also shows improvements in authentication loads and reduction in key generation time. The empirical results and qualitative analysis presented in this paper prove that IPG-AKA improves security in authentication procedure and performance in the LTE.

Cite this Research Publication : Rajakumar Arul, Raja, G., Bashir, A. K., Chaudry, J., and Ali, A., “A Console GRID Leveraged Authentication and Key Agreement Mechanism for LTE/SAE”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 14, pp. 2677-2689, 2018.

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