An Efficient Image Encryption Scheme Based on: Henon Map, Skew Tent Map and S-Box

Khan J., Ahmad J., Hwang S. O.

6th International Conference on Modeling, Simulation, and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), İstanbul, Turkey, 27 - 29 May 2015 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Due to easy and simple implementation, normally single 1-D chaotic maps like logistic and sine maps are employed in multimedia data encryption. However, data encrypted through a single chaotic map does not provide better security in terms of resistance against various attacks. In this paper, 2D Henon chaotic map and skew tent map are deployed in the design of an efficient chaos-based image encryption algorithm. To confuse the relationship between plaintext and ciphertext images, both chaotic maps play a key role in the permutation and diffusion mechanism. In the confusion stage, firstly, the Henon chaotic map generates two different chaotic sequences, which are further applied in row and column permutation of plaintext image. The pixel values diffusion is produced by unimodal skew tent map via XOR operations. In the last stage of encryption algorithm, Hussain's substitution box is used to substitute each pixel into a new random pixel. Extensive security analysis and resistance to statistical attack prove the security of anticipated scheme.