Robust group key agreement using short broadcasts

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Robust group key agreement using short broadcasts
A group key agreement protocol (GKA) allows a set of players to establish a shared secret key which can be used to secure a subsequent communication. Several efficient constantround GKAs have been proposed. However, their performance degrades if some players fail during protocol execution. This is a problem in practice, e.g. for mobile nodes communicating over wireless media, which can loose connectivity during the protocol execution. Current constantround GKA protocols are either efficient and non-robust or robust but not efficient: Assuming a reliable broadcast communication medium, the standard encryption-based group key agreement protocol can be robust against arbitrary number of node faults, but the size of the messages broadcast by every player is proportional to the number of players. In contrast, non-robust group key agreement can be achieved with each player broadcasting just constant-sized messages. We propose a novel 2-round group key agreement protocol which tolerates up t...
Stanislaw Jarecki, Jihye Kim, Gene Tsudik
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Updated 07 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CCS
Authors Stanislaw Jarecki, Jihye Kim, Gene Tsudik
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