Toward a security architecture for smart messages: Challenges, solutions, and open issues

Gang Xu, C. Borcea, L. Iftode

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Abstract

Smart Messages (SMs) are migratory execution units used to describe distributed computations over mobile ad hoc networks of embedded systems. The main benefits provided by SMs are flexibility, scalability, and the ability to perform distributed computations over networks composed of heterogeneous, resource constrained, unattended embedded systems. A key challenge that confronts SMs, however, is how to define a security architecture that protects both the SMs and the hosts, while preserving the SM benefits. In this paper we present a basic SM security architecture which sets up a framework for the security related issues of SMs and provides solutions for authentication, authorization, and secure SM migration. Since this paper is the first attempt to investigate the unique security challenges posed by a system based on mobile code executed over mobile ad hoc networks, we also discuss the main issues that remain to be solved for a more comprehensive SM security architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages454-460
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0769519210, 9780769519210
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003 - Providence, United States
Duration: May 19 2003May 22 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings - 23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003

Other

Other23rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, ICDCSW 2003
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence
Period5/19/035/22/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

Keywords

  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks
  • Distributed computing
  • Embedded computing
  • Embedded system
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Protection
  • Samarium
  • Scalability
  • Security

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