ID Based Cryptography and Anonymity in Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networks

  • Naveed Ahmad
  • Haitham Cruickshank
  • Zhili Sun
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 43)


Due to the rapid development in technology, every network, application needs full time connectivity without disruption and delays. The Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) concept is suitable for applications such as rural and disaster areas networks, animal and environmental monitoring plus others. However, due to the shared and unsecured nature of such challenged networks a good cryptographic framework needed in DTN. Identity Based Cryptography (IBC) compares favorably with traditional public key cryptography while generating public key on a fly as required. In this paper, we will provide anonymity solution in DTN using IBC. This has the advantage over public key cryptography with respect to end-to-end confidentiality. Also we use pseudonyms to provide anonymity and hide the identity of the end user.


Delay Tolerant Network Security Identity Based Cryptography Anonymity Pseudonyms Public Key Cryptography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naveed Ahmad
    • 1
  • Haitham Cruickshank
    • 1
  • Zhili Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Communication Systems ResearchUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

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