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Title: Novel Authentication of Monitoring Data Through the use of Secret and Public Cryptographic Keys

Abstract

The Office of Nuclear Verification (ONV) is supporting the development of a piece of equipment to provide data authentication and protection for a suite of monitoring sensors as part of a larger effort to create an arms control technology toolkit. This device, currently called the Red Box, leverages the strengths of both secret and public cryptographic keys to authenticate, digitally sign, and pass along monitoring data to allow for host review, and redaction if necessary, without the loss of confidence in the authenticity of the data by the monitoring party. The design of the Red Box will allow for the addition and removal of monitoring equipment and can also verify that the data was collected by authentic monitoring equipment prior to signing the data and sending it to the host and for review. The host will then forward the data to the monitor for review and inspection. This paper will highlight the progress to date of the Red Box development, and will explain the novel method of leveraging both symmetric and asymmetric (secret and public key) cryptography to authenticate data within a warhead monitoring regime.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1236934
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-103814
NN4011010
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 55th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM 2014), July 20-24, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, 1:537-543
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Benz, Jacob M., Tolk, Keith, and Tanner, Jennifer E. Novel Authentication of Monitoring Data Through the use of Secret and Public Cryptographic Keys. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Benz, Jacob M., Tolk, Keith, & Tanner, Jennifer E. Novel Authentication of Monitoring Data Through the use of Secret and Public Cryptographic Keys. United States.
Benz, Jacob M., Tolk, Keith, and Tanner, Jennifer E. Mon . "Novel Authentication of Monitoring Data Through the use of Secret and Public Cryptographic Keys". United States. doi:.
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author = {Benz, Jacob M. and Tolk, Keith and Tanner, Jennifer E.},
abstractNote = {The Office of Nuclear Verification (ONV) is supporting the development of a piece of equipment to provide data authentication and protection for a suite of monitoring sensors as part of a larger effort to create an arms control technology toolkit. This device, currently called the Red Box, leverages the strengths of both secret and public cryptographic keys to authenticate, digitally sign, and pass along monitoring data to allow for host review, and redaction if necessary, without the loss of confidence in the authenticity of the data by the monitoring party. The design of the Red Box will allow for the addition and removal of monitoring equipment and can also verify that the data was collected by authentic monitoring equipment prior to signing the data and sending it to the host and for review. The host will then forward the data to the monitor for review and inspection. This paper will highlight the progress to date of the Red Box development, and will explain the novel method of leveraging both symmetric and asymmetric (secret and public key) cryptography to authenticate data within a warhead monitoring regime.},
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year = {Mon Jul 21 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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