Effective caching for the secure content distribution in information-centric networking

Muhammad Bilal, Shin Gak Kang, Sangheon Pack

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)


The secure distribution of protected content requires consumer authentication and involves the conventional method of end-to-end encryption. However, in information-centric networking (ICN) the end-to-end encryption makes the content caching ineffective since encrypted content stored in a cache is useless for any consumer except those who know the encryption key. For effective caching of encrypted content in ICN, we propose a novel scheme, called the Secure Distribution of Protected Content (SDPC). SDPC ensures that only authenticated consumers can access the content. The SDPC is a lightweight authentication and key distribution protocol; it allows consumer nodes to verify the originality of the published article by using a symmetric key encryption. The security of the SDPC was proved with BAN logic and Scyther tool verification.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663554
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 20
Event87th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 2018 Jun 32018 Jun 6

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Other87th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Sangheon Pack is supported by R&D program of MOTIE/KEIT [10051306, Development of Vehicular Cloud-based Dynamic Security Framework for Internet of Vehicles (IoV) Services]. Shin-Gak Kang is supported by ICT R&D program of MSIP/ITTP. 2016-0-00192, Standards development for service control and contents delivery for smart signage services.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.


  • Authentication
  • Content Distribution
  • Effective Caching
  • In-network Caching
  • Information-Centric Networking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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