Title

A secure and efficient discovery service system in EPCglobal network

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

In recent years, the Internet of Things (IOT) has drawn considerable attention from the industrial and research communities. Due to the vast amount of data generated through IOT devices and users, there is an urgent need for an effective search engine to help us make sense of this massive amount of data. With this motivation, we begin our initial works on developing a secure and efficient search engine (SecDS) based on EPC Discovery Services (EPCDS) for EPCglobal network, an integral part of IOT. SecDS is designed to provide a bridge between different partners of supply chains to share information while enabling them to find who is in possession of an item. The most important property of SecDS is: while efficiently processing user's search, it is also secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access to SecDS, an extended attribute-based access control model is proposed and implemented such that information belonging to different companies can be protected using different policies. We design, implement SecDS and conduct extensive experiments on it. The results validate the practicality and cost effectiveness of our design and implementations.

Keywords

EPC discovery service, Access control, EPCglobal network, RFID, Internet of things

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Computers & Security

Volume

31

Issue

8

First Page

870

Last Page

885

ISSN

0167-4048

Identifier

10.1016/j.cose.2012.08.005

Publisher

Elsevier

Additional URL

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016740481200123X