Secure Channel for Molecular Communications

S. M.Riazul Islam, Farman Ali, Hyeonjoon Moon, Kyung Sup Kwak

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Molecular communication in nanonetworks is an emerging communication paradigm that uses molecules as information carriers. Achieving a secure information exchange is one of the practical challenges that need to be considered to address the potential of molecular communications in nanonetworks. In this article, we have introduced secure channel into molecular communications to prevent eavesdropping. First, we propose a Diffie-Hellman algorithm-based method by which communicating nanomachines can exchange a secret key through molecular signaling. Then, we use this secret key to perform ciphering. Also, we present both the algorithm for secret key exchange and the secured molecular communication system. The proposed secured system is found effective in terms of energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence
Subtitle of host publicationICT Convergence Technologies Leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ICTC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509040315, 9781509040322
ISBN (Print)9781509040339
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Oct 201720 Oct 2017
Conference number: 8


Conference8th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence
Abbreviated titleICTC 2017
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island


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