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CARIBE: Cascaded IBE for maximum flexibility and user-side control

Hale, Britta; Carr, Christopher; Gligoroski, Danilo


Britta Hale

Danilo Gligoroski


© Springer International Publishing AG 2017. Mass surveillance and a lack of end-user encryption, coupled with a growing demand for key escrow under legal oversight and certificate authority security concerns, raise the question of the appropriateness of continued general dependency on PKI. Under this context, we examine Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) as an alternative to public-key encryption. Cascade encryption, or sequential multiple encryption, is the concept of layering encryption such that the ciphertext from one encryption step is the plaintext of the next. We describe CARIBE, a cascaded IBE scheme, for which we also provide a cascaded CCA security experiment, IND-ID-C.CCA, and prove its security in the computational model. CARIBE combines the ease-of-use of IBE with key escrow, limited to the case when the entire set of participating PKGs collaborate. Furthermore, we describe a particular CARIBE scheme, CARIBE-S, where the receiver is a self-PKG – one of the several PKGs included in the cascade. CARIBE-S inherits IND-ID-C.CCA from CARIBE, and avoids key escrow entirely. In essence, CARIBE-S offers the maximum flexibility of the IBE paradigm and gives the users complete control without the key escrow problem.

Start Date Dec 1, 2016
Publication Date Jul 14, 2017
Publisher Springer Verlag
Volume 10311
Pages 389-408
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
ISBN 9783319612720
APA6 Citation Hale, B., Carr, C., & Gligoroski, D. (2017). CARIBE: Cascaded IBE for maximum flexibility and user-side control.

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