Security Scheme Enhancement for Voice over Wireless Networks

Hazzaa, Firas and Shabut, Antesar M. and Ali, Nada Hussein M. and Cirstea, Marcian N. (2021) Security Scheme Enhancement for Voice over Wireless Networks. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 58. p. 102798. ISSN 2214-2126

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This paper proposes a lightweight and low energy encryption algorithm to secure voice traffic over wireless networks. The proposed algorithm meets the requirements of voice traffic and is suitable for wireless devices. It is capable to reduce the execution time and power consumption of the encryption process compared with the state of the art standard algorithm and at the same time maintains the desired security (confidentiality) level. The proposed algorithm employs similar methods with those used in the Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm (AES), with enhancements considering the limitations of wireless devices. A range of simulation scenarios are developed to test the validity of the proposed algorithm in reducing delay and energy required for the encryption process, besides, not compromising the security level. The results show significant improvements in the network and security performance metrics. A comparison between the proposed algorithm, the AES and other lightweight algorithms proposed by other research works is conducted and the results are promising. Using the proposed algorithm, a significant amount of time and energy consumption reduction is achieved to reach approximately 35% enhancement over the standard AES algorithm accompanied with good-level of complexity in the encryption process, making it more suitable for the wireless environment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: wireless devices, secure communication, voice encryption, AES encryption, wireless network security
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 14:21
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2022 02:02

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