Title

Two-level Path Authentication in EPCglobal Network

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2012

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a two-level path authentication protocol for object genuineness verification in RFID-based supply chain and EPCglobal Network. In our solution, a tag's path in a supply chain can be generated dynamically, where each reader in the path can verify the validation of the path using its own private key. Our solution has a few promising properties, including dynamic path generation, distributed authentication, and scalability. In comparison, the previous path authentication solution for RFID tags is focused on static path generation and centralized control. The efficiency of our path authentication protocol is enhanced significantly by dividing a whole path into multiple segments according to organization structures. The security and privacy of our protocol are established based on two cryptographic primitives, hierarchical identity-based encryption and batch verification signature.

Keywords

EPCglobal Network, RFID, path authentication

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Information Security and Trust

Publication

Proceedings of the 6th Annual IEEE International Conference on RFID, April 3-5, 2012, Orlando, FL

First Page

24

Last Page

31

ISBN

9781467303293

Identifier

10.1109/RFID.2012.6193052

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Orlando, Florida, USA

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RFID.2012.6193052