The design of the forthcoming fifth generation (5G) system shall meet the severe requirement of managing an always increasing amount of traffic generated by both humans and machines, while guaranteeing data security. Among the enabling technologies that will turn 5G into a reality, Device-to-Device (D2D) and Multicasting will certainly play a key role because of their capability to largely improve network resources utilization and to address emerging use cases requiring the delivery of the same content to a large number of devices. D2D communications can help to improve traditional point-to-multipoint transmissions by reducing the multicast coverage area and exploiting properly selected relay nodes as data forwarders toward users with worse channel conditions. However, security issues are even more challenging for D2D connections, as data exchange happens directly between nodes in proximity. To enhance performance and security of delivered traffic in 5G-oriented networks, in this paper we design SeT-D2D (Secure and Trust D2D), according to which trustworthiness inferred from both direct interactions and social-awareness parameters is exploited to properly select relay nodes. Main contributions of our research consist in the introduction of a model for the assessment of network nodes’ trustworthiness and the implementation of security mechanisms to protect the data transmitted in D2D communications and the privacy of the involved users. The conducted simulation campaign testifies to the ability of the proposed solution to effectively select relay nodes, which leads to an improved network performance.

Trusted and secured D2D-aided communications in 5G networks

Pizzi S.;Araniti G.;Molinaro A.;Iera A.
2021

Abstract

The design of the forthcoming fifth generation (5G) system shall meet the severe requirement of managing an always increasing amount of traffic generated by both humans and machines, while guaranteeing data security. Among the enabling technologies that will turn 5G into a reality, Device-to-Device (D2D) and Multicasting will certainly play a key role because of their capability to largely improve network resources utilization and to address emerging use cases requiring the delivery of the same content to a large number of devices. D2D communications can help to improve traditional point-to-multipoint transmissions by reducing the multicast coverage area and exploiting properly selected relay nodes as data forwarders toward users with worse channel conditions. However, security issues are even more challenging for D2D connections, as data exchange happens directly between nodes in proximity. To enhance performance and security of delivered traffic in 5G-oriented networks, in this paper we design SeT-D2D (Secure and Trust D2D), according to which trustworthiness inferred from both direct interactions and social-awareness parameters is exploited to properly select relay nodes. Main contributions of our research consist in the introduction of a model for the assessment of network nodes’ trustworthiness and the implementation of security mechanisms to protect the data transmitted in D2D communications and the privacy of the involved users. The conducted simulation campaign testifies to the ability of the proposed solution to effectively select relay nodes, which leads to an improved network performance.
5G networks
Device-to-Device (D2D) communication
Multicasting
Security
Trustworthiness
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