Key Exchange Algorithm for Lightweight Cryptographic Primitive


Shabbir Hassan, Prof. Mohammad Ubaidullah Bokhari
Department of Computer Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202002, India.


Public-key cryptography is too slow for general purpose encryption, with most applications limiting its use as much as possible. Some secure protocols,especially those that enable forward secrecy, make a much heavier use of public-key cryptography, increasing the demand for lightweight cryptosystems that can be implemented in low powered or mobile devices. This performance requirements are even more significant in critical infrastructure and emergency scenarios where peer-to-peer networks are deployed for increased availability and resiliency. We benchmark several public-key key-exchange algorithms, determining those that are better for the requirements of critical infrastructure and emergency applications and propose a security framework based on these algorithms and study its application to decentralized node or sensor networks.