TIM: A trust insurance mechanism for network function virtualization based on trusted computing

Guangwu Xu, Yankun Tang, Zheng Yan*, Peng Zhang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

As a new network architecture and key technology of 5G, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is paid special attention in both industry and academia. In the context of NFV, Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) located in different network computing platforms need collaborate to fulfill an expected networking service. Platform trust authentication and trusted collaboration should be highly ensured in order to support secure and trustworthy 5G mobile networks and wireless systems. However, such a mechanism is still missed in the literature. In this paper, we propose and develop a trust insurance mechanism, named TIM, based on Trusted Computing Platform (TCP) to realize trust authentication and achieve trusted collaboration among VNFs. Performance evaluation shows the effectiveness of TIM with regard to trust attestation accuracy, operation efficiency, and reasonable resource consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity, Privacy, and Anonymity in Computation, Communication, and Storage - 10th International Conference, SpaCCS 2017, Proceedings
Pages139-152
Number of pages14
Volume10656 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation, Communication and Storage - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 12 Dec 201715 Dec 2017
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10656 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation, Communication and Storage
Abbreviated titleSpaCCS
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period12/12/201715/12/2017

Keywords

  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Trust management
  • Trusted computing
  • Virtualized Network Function

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