Reducing Revocation Latency in IoV using Edge Computing and Permissioned Blockchain


Co-authored by: Victor Leung

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In Internet of Vehicles (IoV), authentication technology provides a basic security means to achieve trusted communication between legitimate vehicles. Revocation checking for vehicle certificates is an indispensable procedure in the process of authentication to protect vehicular networks from attacks by non-legitimate vehicles. However, revocation checking introduces procedures that require additional time to process which challenges latency-sensitive applications in vehicular networks. This challenge grows more evidently if taking into consideration the factor of privacy preservation. In this paper, we propose to offload partial revocation tasks to network edges to lighten the revocation process in vehicles. Particularly, we design a dual-certificates model for the revocation offloading process and employ blockchain to achieve decentralized Certificate Revocation List (CRL) management. Finally, we build a prototype of our proposed solution based on Hyperledger Fabric using permission blockchain, and compare it with Proof-of-Work scheme in terms of blockchain synchronization latency performance.

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We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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