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Engineering Secure Two-Party Computation Protocols

Design, Optimization, and Applications of Efficient Secure Function Evaluation

Authors: Schneider, Thomas

  • Achieves an excellent balance between theory and applicability
  • Essential for researchers, students and practitioners who construct practical cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving real-world applications
  • Describes algorithm engineering methods to engineer efficient secure protocols
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About this book

Secure two-party computation, called secure function evaluation (SFE), enables two mutually mistrusting parties, the client and server, to evaluate an arbitrary function on their respective private inputs while revealing nothing but the result. Originally the technique was considered to be too inefficient for practical privacy-preserving applications, but in recent years rapid speed-up in computers and communication networks, algorithmic improvements, automatic generation, and optimizations have enabled their application in many scenarios.

The author offers an extensive overview of the most practical and efficient modern techniques used in the design and implementation of secure computation and related protocols. After an introduction that sets secure computation in its larger context of other privacy-enhancing technologies such as secure channels and trusted computing, he covers the basics of practically efficient secure function evaluation, circuit optimizations and constructions, hardware-assisted garbled circuit protocols, and the modular design of efficient SFE protocols.

The goal of the author's research is to use algorithm engineering methods to engineer efficient secure protocols, both as a generic tool and for solving practical applications, and he achieves an excellent balance between the theory and applicability. The book is essential for researchers, students and practitioners in the area of applied cryptography and information security who aim to construct practical cryptographic protocols for privacy-preserving real-world applications.

About the authors

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Schneider heads the Engineering Cryptographic Protocols group at the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC-SPRIDE) at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. He received his PhD from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany. His research interests cover applied cryptography and information security, and in particular secure computation and related protocols.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book, an elaboration of the author’s PhD thesis, presents alternative approaches to the development of secure two-party computation protocols based on secure function evaluation (SFE). … Directions for future research are offered and a comprehensive bibliography is provided. In a nutshell, this is an interesting book that could be used in a vertical way by implementers, practitioners, and graduate students. Security practitioners could use it in broader terms to support their horizon scanning techniques for emerging technologies.” (Alessandro Berni, ACM Computing Reviews, December, 2012)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schneider, Thomas

    Pages 1-4

  • Basics of Efficient Secure Function Evaluation

    Schneider, Thomas

    Pages 5-27

  • Circuit Optimizations and Constructions

    Schneider, Thomas

    Pages 29-49

  • Hardware-Assisted Garbled Circuit Protocols

    Schneider, Thomas

    Pages 51-84

  • Modular Design of Efficient SFE Protocols

    Schneider, Thomas

    Pages 85-119

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-30042-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-30041-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Secure Two-Party Computation Protocols
Book Subtitle
Design, Optimization, and Applications of Efficient Secure Function Evaluation
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30042-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30042-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-30041-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 138
Number of Illustrations and Tables
35 b/w illustrations
Topics