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The future internet: a world of secret shares

Buchanan, William J.; Lanc, David; Ukwandu, Elochukwu; Fan, Lu; Russell, Gordon; Lo, Owen


David Lanc

Elochukwu Ukwandu


The PKI infrastructure is crumbling, especially due to the lack of a strong understanding of how encryption actually works, and in threats around its implementation. This paper outlines an Internet storage using secret sharing methods, and which could be used to overcome the problems around PKI, while supporting new types of architectures with automated failover and break-glass data recovery. It outlines a novel architecture: SECRET, which supports a robust cloud-based infrastructure with in-built privacy and failover. In order to understand the performance overhead, the paper outlines a range of experiments which outline the overhead of differing secret share methods.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 12, 2015
Online Publication Date Nov 24, 2015
Publication Date 2015-12
Deposit Date Sep 8, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 3, 2017
Journal Future Internet
Electronic ISSN 1999-5903
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 4
Pages 445-464
Keywords SECRET; computer programmes and software; cybersecurity; encryption;
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Contract Date Mar 3, 2017


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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

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