Title

A Collusion-Resistant Conditional Access System for Flexible-Pay-Per-Channel Pay-TV Broadcasting

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Pay-TV Broadcasting system, an extensively de- ployed application, charges its subscribers when receiving the broadcasted video. A conditional access system (CAS) ensures security for the Pay-TV broadcasting system, which is designed to control TV channel/program access to only authorized subscribers. There are mainly three CAS models: pay-per-channel (PPC), pay-per-view (PPV), and flexible-pay-per-channel (F- PPC). F-PPC is a novel model which combines the properties and advantages of both PPC and PPV. Several key management schemes with four-level hierarchical key structure have been proposed for this model. In this paper, we point out a severe security weakness of these schemes against collusion attacks and propose a new CAS scheme with three-level hierarchical key structure using ciphertext-policy attribute-set-based encryp- tion. Our scheme provides scalable, flexible, fine-grained, and most importantly, collusion-resistant access control for Pay-TV broadcasting applications. The proposed scheme is designed to support all operations in Pay-TV applications. We then provide a detailed analysis on security, performance and computation complexity of our scheme. We also implement the scheme and show that it is both efficient and flexible for F-PPC CAS for Pay-TV broadcasting applications.

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

Volume

15

Issue

6

First Page

1353

Last Page

1364

ISSN

1520-9210

Identifier

10.1109/TMM.2013.2250493

Publisher

IEEE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMM.2013.2250493