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Provably Secure Group Key Management Approach Based upon Hyper-Sphere

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6 Author(s)
Shaohua Tang ; Sch. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., South China Univ. of Technol., Guangzhou, China ; Lingling Xu ; Niu Liu ; Xinyi Huang
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Secure group communication systems have become increasingly important for many emerging network applications. An efficient and robust group key management approach is indispensable to a secure group communication system. Motivated by the theory of hyper-sphere, this paper presents a new group key management approach with a group controller (GC). In our new design, a hyper-sphere is constructed for a group and each member in the group corresponds to a point on the hyper-sphere, which is called the member's private point. The GC computes the central point of the hyper-sphere, intuitively, whose “distance” from each member's private point is identical. The central point is published such that each member can compute a common group key, using a function by taking each member's private point and the central point of the hyper-sphere as the input. This approach is provably secure under the pseudo-random function (PRF) assumption. Compared with other similar schemes, by both theoretical analysis and experiments, our scheme (1) has significantly reduced memory and computation load for each group member; (2) can efficiently deal with massive membership change with only two re-keying messages, i.e., the central point of the hyper-sphere and a random number; and (3) is efficient and very scalable for large-size groups.

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Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 12 )