Principal Investigator: Xukai Zou
Secure group communications (SGC) refers to a setting in which a group of participants can send and receive messages (sent to the group members), in a way that outsiders are unable to glean information even if they are able to intercept the messages. SGC is important because several prevalent applications require it. These applications include teleconferencing, tele-medicine, real-time information services, distributed interactive simulations, collaborative work, interactive games and the deployment of VPN (Virtual Private Networks). The goals for this project are four-fold:
Other PIs: Byrav Ramamurthy (UNL) V. N. Variyam (UNL)
X. Zou, B. Ramamurthy and Spyros Magliveras, "Secure Group Communication over Data Networks", (Oct. 2004). Springer, ISBN: 0-387-22970-1.
P. Adusumilli, X. Zou and B. Ramamurthy, DGKD: Distributed Group Key Distribution with Authentication Capability, Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Workshop on Information Assurance (IAW), United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 15-17 June 2005, pp. 286–293.
X. Zou, A. Thukral, and B. Ramamurthy, An Authenticated Key Agreement Protocol for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, LNCS, Springer, Vol. 4325, pp. 509–520, 2006.
Y.Wang, B. Ramamurthy, and X. Zou, KeyRev: An Efficient Key Revocation Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks, Proceedings of IEEE ICC’07, 24-27 June 2007, Scotland, pp.1260 - 1265.
X. Zou, Y. Dai and E. Bertino, A Practical and Flexible Key Management Mechanism For Trusted Collaborative Computing, Proceedings of the 27th IEEE INFOCOM, April 13–18, 2008, pp. 1211–1219.
R. Balachandran, X. Zou, B. Ramamurthy, A. Thurkral, and N. V. Vinodchandran, An Efficient and Attack-resistant Key Agreement Scheme for Secure Group Communications in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks, Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing. 8(10), 2008, pp. 1297-1312.
X. Zou, Y. Dai and Y. Pan, Trust and Security in Collaborative Computing, World Scientific, ISBN-13: 978-981-270-3682, January 2008.
Keywords: access control, key management, secure group communication, wireless