Constructions of Unconditionally Secure Broadcast Encryption from Key Predistribution Systems with Trade-offs between Communication and Storage
- Y. Watanabe and J. Shikata
- ProvSec 2015
- LNCS 9451
An (≤n,≤ω)-one-time secure broadcast encryption schemes (BESs) allows a sender to specify any subset of receivers so that only the specified recievers can decrypt a ciphertext. In this paper, we first show an efficient construction of a BES with general ciphertext sizes. Specifically, we propose a generic construction of a BES from key predistribution systems (KPSs) when its ciphertext size is equal to integer multiple of the plaintext size, and our construction includes all known constructions. However, there are many possible combinations of the KPSs to realize the BES in our construction methodology, and therefore, we show that which combination is the best one in the sense that secret-key size can be minimized. Deriving a tight bound on the secret-key size required for (≤n,≤ω)-one-time secure BES with any ciphertext size still remains an open problem.Our result also means that we first show an upper bound on the size of secret keys for general ciphertext sizes.