A QKD network can be considered an add-on technology to a standard communication network that provides IT-secure cryptographic keys as a service. As a result, security challenges resulting in the suspension of functional work must be addressed. This study analyzes a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on the Key Management System (KMS), one of the critical components of the QKD network in charge of key management and key provisioning to authorized consumers. Through simulation methods performed in the QKDNetSim, we show that legitimate customers experience significantly worse service during an excessive DoS attack on KMS.

Simulations of Denial of Service Attacks in Quantum Key Distribution Networks

Fazio P.
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2022

Abstract

A QKD network can be considered an add-on technology to a standard communication network that provides IT-secure cryptographic keys as a service. As a result, security challenges resulting in the suspension of functional work must be addressed. This study analyzes a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on the Key Management System (KMS), one of the critical components of the QKD network in charge of key management and key provisioning to authorized consumers. Through simulation methods performed in the QKDNetSim, we show that legitimate customers experience significantly worse service during an excessive DoS attack on KMS.
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