Integrity based relationships and trustworthy communication between network participants

Alexander Oberle, Pedro Larbig, Nicolai Kuntze, Carsten Rudolph

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Establishing trust relationships between network participants by having them prove their operating system's integrity via a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides interesting approaches for securing local networks at a higher level. In the introduced approach on OSI layer 2, attacks carried out by already authenticated and participating nodes (insider threats) can be detected and prevented. Forbidden activities and manipulations in hard- and software, such as executing unknown binaries, loading additional kernel modules or even inserting unauthorized USB devices, are detected and result in an autonomous reaction of each network participant. The provided trust establishment and authentication protocol operates independently from upper protocol layers and is optimized for resource constrained machines. Well known concepts of backbone architectures can maintain the chain of trust between different kinds of network types. Each endpoint, forwarding and processing unit monitors the internal network independently and reports misbehaviours autonomously to a central instance in or outside of the trusted network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE ICC 2014 - Communication and Information Systems Security Symposium
EditorsAbbas Jamalipour
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479920037
ISBN (Print)9781479920051
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications 2014: Communications: Centrepoint of the Digital Economy - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 10 Jun 201414 Jun 2014 (IEEE Conference Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications 2014
Abbreviated titleICC 2014
OtherIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2014, Sydney, Australia.

The ICC is a flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society and represents one of the largest gatherings of researchers and industry professionals in the field of communications in the world. This year’s conference is no exception and brings together more than 1500 delegates from around the globe to discuss the latest advances in this vibrant and constantly evolving field.
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