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Author Goshi, Justin ♦ Ladner, Richard E.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2007
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Subject Keyword Dynamic key distribution ♦ Experimental algorithms ♦ Multicast
Abstract We study the problem of multicast key distribution for group security. Secure group communication systems typically rely on a group key, which is a secret shared among the members of the group. This key is used to provide privacy by encrypting all group communications. Because groups can be large and highly dynamic, it becomes necessary to change the group key in a scalable and secure fashion when members join and leave the group. We present a series of algorithms for solving this problem based on key trees. The algorithms attempt to minimize the worst-case communication cost of updates by maintaining balanced key tree structures. We focus on the trade-off between the communication cost because of the structure of the tree and that due to the overhead of restructuring the tree to maintain its balanced structure. The algorithms are analyzed for worst-case tree structure bounds and evaluated empirically via simulations.
ISSN 10846654
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-02-09
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 10846654
Journal Journal of Experimental Algorithmics (JEA)
Volume Number 11


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Source: ACM Digital Library