2016 Symposium Posters

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Cryptographic Hardware Acceleration for Vehicular Internet of Things (IoT)


Primary Investigator:
Elisa Bertino

Project Members
Ankush Singla, Anand Mudgerikar, Elisa Bertino, Ioannis Papapanagiotou, Atilla Yavuz
Modern vehicles are being equipped with advanced sensing and communication technologies, which enable them to support innovative services in the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) era such as autonomous driving. These services can be effective through the spatial and temporal synchronization of the vehicle with the other entities in the environment. Hence, the communication in IoVs must be delay-aware, reliable, scalable and secure to (a) prevent an attacker from injecting/manipulating messages; (b) minimize the impact (e.g., delay, communication overhead) introduced by crypto operations. For instance, consider a group of vehicles driving on a highway with high speed. Once a vehicle brakes suddenly, this is broadcasted to other vehicles to avoid collision. If the delay introduced by the crypto operations negatively affects the braking distance, then a car may not be able to stop in time. The current vehicular communication standards mandate the use of Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) to protect critical messages. However, existing crypto mechanisms introduce significant computation and bandwidth overhead, which creates critical safety problems. It is a vital research problem to develop security mechanisms that can meet the requirements of emerging IoVs. The overall goal of this research is to develop a new suite of cryptographic mechanisms, supported with time-valid framework and hardware-acceleration, to ensure secure and reliable operation IoVs. This project develops, analyzes and implements new authentication methods and then pushes the performance to the edge via cryptographic hardware-acceleration.

Our annual information security symposium will take place on April 3rd and 4th, 2018.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN