Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Face Centered Cubic Key Agreement Mechanism for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_11,
        author={Ioannis Askoxylakis and Konstantinos Markantonakis and Theo Tryfonas and John May and Apostolos Traganitis},
        title={A Face Centered Cubic Key Agreement Mechanism for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
        month={6},
        keywords={MANET security password authentication elliptic curve cryptography face-centered cubic (FCC) structure},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_11}
    }
    
  • Ioannis Askoxylakis
    Konstantinos Markantonakis
    Theo Tryfonas
    John May
    Apostolos Traganitis
    Year: 2012
    A Face Centered Cubic Key Agreement Mechanism for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_11
Ioannis Askoxylakis1,*, Konstantinos Markantonakis2,*, Theo Tryfonas3,*, John May3,*, Apostolos Traganitis1,*
  • 1: Institute of Computer Science
  • 2: Royal Holloway University of London
  • 3: University of Bristol
*Contact email: asko@ics.forth.gr, K.Markantonakis@rhul.ac.uk, t.tryfonas@bristol.ac.uk, j.may@bristol.ac.uk, tragani@ics.forth.gr

Abstract

Mobile ad hoc networking is an operating mode for rapid mobile node networking. Each node relies on adjacent nodes in order to achieve and maintain connectivity and functionality. Security is considered among the main issues for the successful deployment of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). In this paper we introduce a weak to strong authentication mechanism associated with a multiparty contributory key establishment method. The latter is designed for MANETs with dynamic changing topologies, due to continuous flow of incoming and departing nodes. We introduce a new cube algorithm based on the face-centered cubic (FCC) structure. The proposed architecture employs elliptic curve cryptography, which is considered more efficient for thin clients where processing power and energy consumption are significant constraints.