Turning Trust Around: Smart Contract-Assisted Public Key Infrastructure

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Abstract

In past, several Certificate Authority (CA) compromise and subsequent mis-issue of certificate raise the importance of certificate transparency and dynamic trust management for certificates. Certificate Transparency (CT) provides transparency for issued certificates, thus enabling corrective measure for a mis-issued certificate by a CA. However, CT and existing mechanisms cannot convey the dynamic trust state for a certificate. To address this weakness, we propose Smart Contract-assisted PKI (SCP) - a smart contract based PKI extension - to manage dynamic trust network for PKI. SCP enables distributed trust in PKI, provides a protocol for managing dynamic trust, assures trust state of a certificate, and provides a better trust experience for end-users.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings -17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications - New York, United States
Duration: 31 Jul 20183 Aug 2018
Conference number: 17

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NameIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2324-9013

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
Abbreviated titleTrustcom
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period31/07/201803/08/2018

    Research areas

  • Blockchain, Decentralized Trust, PKI, Policy, Smart Contract

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