LAKE: A Server-Side Authenticated Key-Establishment with Low Computational Workload


Bicakci K. , Crispo B., Oligeri G.

ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INTERNET TECHNOLOGY, vol.13, no.2, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1145/2542214.2542216
  • Title of Journal : ACM TRANSACTIONS ON INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
  • Keywords: Security, Performance, Experimentation, PERFORMANCE, SIGNATURES, EXCHANGE, IMPACT, TLS

Abstract

Server-side authenticated key-establishment protocols are characterized by placing a heavy workload on the server. We propose LAKE: a new protocol that enables amortizing servers' workload peaks by moving most of the computational burden to the clients. We provide a formal analysis of the LAKE protocol under the Canetti-Krawczyk model and prove it to be secure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most computationally efficient authenticated key-establishment ever proposed in the literature.