International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research


Simon Abelard


Broadcast Encryption using Sum-Product decomposition of Boolean functions
Aurélien Dupin Simon Abelard
<p> The problem of Broadcast Encryption (BE) consists in broadcasting an encrypted message to a large number of users or receiving devices in such a way that the emitter of the message can control which of the users can or cannot decrypt it.</p><p> Since the early 1990s, the design of BE schemes has received significant interest and many different concepts were proposed. A major breakthrough was achieved by Naor, Naor and Lotspiech (CRYPTO 2001) by partitioning cleverly the set of authorized users and associating a symmetric key to each subset. Since then, while there have been many advances in public-key based BE schemes, mostly based on bilinear maps, little was made on symmetric cryptography.</p><p> In this paper, we design a new symmetric-based BE scheme, named $\Sigma\Pi$BE, that relies on logic optimization and consensual security assumptions. It is competitive with the work of Naor et al. and provides a different tradeoff: the bandwidth requirement is significantly lowered at the cost of an increase in the key storage. </p>


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