A key distribution scheme is a method by means of which a trusted party distributes pieces of information among a set of users in such a way that each group of them can compute a common key for secure communication. In this paper we present a model for unconditionally secure key distribution schemes, i.e., schemes whose security is independent of the power of the adversary. We prove lower bounds on the amount of information the trusted party has to generate and each user has to keep secret in such schemes, and we show that some previous unconditionally secure models for key distribution fall in our model. As a consequence, the lower bounds given in the literature for these models can be seen as corollaries of our results. Hence, the main contribution of the paper consists in pointing out a sort of common structure underlying some apparently different key distribution techniques.
|Titolo:||A unified model for unconditionally secure key distribution|
CIMATO, STELVIO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Broadcast encryption; Information theory; Key distribution|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore INF/01 - Informatica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3233/JCS-2006-14102|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|