CCM-R: Secure Counter Synchronization for IoT Wireless Link

Upal Roy, Jiachen Yin, Birger Andersen

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Abstract

In this paper we propose and evaluate a new version of the CCM mode of operation, CCM-R, which isan extended and alternate version of the original CBC-MAC with Counter Mode(CCM) that was created to address the problem of counter synchronization. While CCM is considered secure when used/implemented correctly, it is still vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks where packages in the streamare removed or modified with the purpose of destabilizing the synchronization of the counter states. Another possible way it can be destabilised is through random loss of packets due to noise or weak signals on wireless link. Therefore, in order to solve this problem, we have proposed a solution where we have embedded a secure counter synchronization approach into the original CCM mode of operation. The approach makes it immune to package loss and DoS attacks. The overhead is also kept at a minimum, making it suitable for low-power wireless IoT devices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Global Wireless Summit
Number of pages5
Publication date2016
ISBN (Electronic)9788793609297
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventGlobal Wireless Summit (GWS 2016) - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 27 Nov 201630 Nov 2016

Conference

ConferenceGlobal Wireless Summit (GWS 2016)
CountryDenmark
CityAarhus
Period27/11/201630/11/2016

Keywords

  • CCM-R
  • IoT wireless link
  • CCM
  • Counter synchronization
  • Network Security

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