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Efficient and Privacy-preserving Blockchain-based Multi-factor Device Authentication Protocol for Cross-domain IIoT

Zhang, Yan; Li, Bing; Wu, Jiaxin; Liu, Bo; Chen, Rui; Chang, Jinke; (2022) Efficient and Privacy-preserving Blockchain-based Multi-factor Device Authentication Protocol for Cross-domain IIoT. IEEE Internet of Things Journal p. 1. 10.1109/jiot.2022.3176192. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has emerged as a prospective technology that improves the productivity and automation level for industrial applications. Devices from cooperative IIoT domains will communicate and collaborate on the increasingly complicated manufacturing tasks. To secure cross-domain device collaborations, we propose combining the blockchain with multi-factor authentication. Because the multi-factor authentication conforms to IIoT devices’ operation modes and brings higher security levels, and the blockchain technology contributes to building trust among different domains. However, this combined usage still has limitations in terms of the potential loss of factor attack, the storage overhead on the blockchain, and the contradiction between efficiency and privacy preservation. Motivated by these facts, in this paper, we develop a privacy-preserving blockchain-based multi-factor device authentication protocol for cross-domain IIoT. Specifically, multiple factors are additionally encoded by the hardware fingerprint into random numbers, before being transformed into key materials. The blockchain only stores each domain’s dynamic accumulator, which accumulates derived key materials for devices, thereby reducing the overhead. Moreover, the on-chain accumulator is leveraged to efficiently verify the unlinkable identities of cross-domain IIoT devices. The security of our protocol is formally proved, and the security features and functionalities are respectively discussed. A proof-of-concept prototype was implemented to prove the efficiency and reliability. The comparison results indicate that the on-chain storage is greatly reduced. Finally, the smart contract’s performance was evaluated to show scalability.

Type: Article
Title: Efficient and Privacy-preserving Blockchain-based Multi-factor Device Authentication Protocol for Cross-domain IIoT
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1109/jiot.2022.3176192
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2022.3176192
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Blockchains, Industrial Internet of Things, Security, Protocols, Multi-factor authentication, Public key, Privacy
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Surgical Biotechnology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10153498
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