Software Implementation using Hardware-Based Verification for Secure Content Delivery

ABSTRACT

This paper presents a novel method for secure message transmission – the Software Implementation using Hardware-Based Verification for Secure Content Delivery (SIHBVSCD) method.  This method incorporates a two-tier security protocol which allows messages to be verified at both the user level (coming from a particular user) and hardware level (originating from a particular machine) providing protection from espionage and/or clandestine manipulation of information.  SIHBVSCD securely sets up a one-time symmetric key used for transmission, offering advantages over both the high theft/loss likelihood of smartcards and the inability of hardware-based verification for machines that do not contain hardware capable of remote attestation.


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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
USA

Andy Luse is a PhD candidate in Computer Engineering and Human Computer Interaction at Iowa State University. His research interests include network and computer security, visualization for network and computer security, and user interface design and usability. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Association for Information Systems.

Department of Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
USA

Anthony M. Townsend, Ph.D. is the Accenture Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of MIS at Iowa State University. He received his MS and Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and conducts research in collaborative systems and virtual teams. He has published in MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, the Communications of the ACM, along with a number of other venues. He is currently conducting research in a variety of collaborative systems designed to enhance a variety of organizational processes, including security

Department of Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain Management, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
USA

Kevin P. Scheibe is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Iowa State University. His research interests include IT privacy and security, supply chain risk, spatial decision support systems, wireless telecommunications, and IT outsourcing. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems and the Decision Sciences Institute. Dr. Scheibe has published in journals such as European Journal of Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Information Privacy and Security, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture and Computers in Human Behavior. He received a PhD. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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