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AIS Authentication Using Certificateless Cryptography

Axel Rousselot, Nora Boulahia Cuppens and Samra Bouakkaz

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The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a maritime situational awareness system, designed as a collision avoidance tool to increase security at sea. Widely accepted, its data is now used for various applications, from maritime traffic predictions to the environmental effects of noise pollution. However, the AIS has been designed without security in mind and does not embed any authentication strategy. Research has shown how this lack of authentication could lead to disastrous consequences. Authentication AIS is thus an active research field, but the constraints imposed by the AIS network require subtle protocol design and careful use of new cryptographic technologies. This work proposes an authentication scheme for the AIS using the advantages of certificateless cryptography. The scheme is backward-compatible with standard AIS versions. We evaluate the performance and security of our proposed scheme through simulations and theoretical analysis. Our results show that our scheme provides strong security guarantees and efficient performance, making it a promising candidate for authenticating AIS signals in practice.

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Authentication Protocol; Automatic Identification System (AIS); Certificateless Cryptography; Cybersecurity; Digital Signature; Maritime System

Department: Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/55703/
Conference Title: 20th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2023)
Conference Location: Rome, Italie
Conference Date(s): 2023-07-10 - 2023-07-12
Publisher: SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda
DOI: 10.5220/0012054600003555
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5220/0012054600003555
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2023 15:33
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2024 09:51
Cite in APA 7: Rousselot, A., Boulahia Cuppens, N., & Bouakkaz, S. (2023, July). AIS Authentication Using Certificateless Cryptography [Paper]. 20th International Conference on Security and Cryptography (SECRYPT 2023), Rome, Italie (13 pages). https://doi.org/10.5220/0012054600003555


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