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Platform for Robust Threshold Cryptography

March 11, 2019


Jason Resch - IBM


Joint work with Christian Cachin, Hugo Krawczyk, Tal Rabin, Chrysoula Stathakopoulou

Partial abstract: We introduce ‘PROTECT’ a Platform for Robust Threshold Cryptography. It’s a freely available open-source project [1], and it can be readily deployed to implement a number of threshold-secure services. PROTECT implements cryptographic functionality as operations on shares of a physically distributed key. The implementation is robust in the sense that it tolerates and recovers from Byzantine faults, while preserving availability and confidentiality of the shared secret through share recovery and proactive share renewal operations.

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Presented at

NIST Threshold Cryptography Workshop 2019 

Event Details


    NIST, Gaithersburg campus

Related Topics

Security and Privacy: cryptography

Created March 14, 2019, Updated June 14, 2021