Lattice-based Multi-Entity Identification Protocols
- Y. Watanabe, T. Tomita, and J. Shikata
- MobiSec 2023
It is crucial for IoT networks to produce new methods to efficiently handle communications among multiple IoT devices. Aggregate MAC/signatures provide efficient multi-entity authentication protocols. However, a server cannot identify malicious entities, i.e., impersonated ones, though it can detect that there are some malicious ones. Recently, Hirose and Shikata introduced aggregate entity authentication protocols, which enable the server to simultaneously check the validity of multiple entities and identify malicious ones. Their aggregate entity authentication protocol is based on symmetric-key primitives, and hence it is lightweight. However, it requires key agreements between the server and entities beforehand. In this paper, we introduce multi-entity identification, which is a public-key analogy of aggregate entity authentication protocols, and propose two generic constructions. Since all the building blocks of our generic constructions can be instantiated from lattices, our constructions can be post-quantum ones.