Automated key exchange protocol evaluation in delay tolerant networks.

Menesidou, S., Vardalis, D. and Katos, V., 2016. Automated key exchange protocol evaluation in delay tolerant networks. Computers and Security, 59, 1 - 8.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.cose.2016.02.006


Cryptographic key exchange is considered to be a challenging problem in Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) operating in deep space environments. The difficulties and challenges are attributed to the peculiarities and constraints of the harsh communication conditions DTNs typically operate in, rather than the actual features of the underlying key management cryptographic protocols and solutions. In this paper we propose a framework for evaluation of key ex- change protocols in a DTN setting. Our contribution is twofold as the proposed framework can be used as a decision making tool for automated evaluation of various communication scenarios with regards to routing decisions and as part of a method for protocol evaluation in DTNs.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:delay tolerant networks, protocol evaluation, opportunistic key management, protocol injection, ns-2
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:24346
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:11 Jul 2016 14:48
Last Modified:11 Jul 2016 14:48


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