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Verifying authentication protocols in CSP

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1 Author(s)
Schneider, S. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., R. Holloway Univ. of London, Egham, UK

This paper presents a general approach for analysis and verification of authentication properties using the theory of Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP). The paper aims to develop a specific theory appropriate to the analysis of authentication protocols, built on top of the general CSP semantic framework. This approach aims to combine the ability to express such protocols in a natural and precise way with the ability to reason formally about the properties they exhibit. The theory is illustrated by an examination of the Needham-Schroeder (1978) public key protocol. The protocol is first examined with respect to a single run and then more generally with respect to multiple concurrent runs

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 9 )