A Calculus for Security Bootstrapping in Distributed Systems

@article{Maurer1996ACF,
  title={A Calculus for Security Bootstrapping in Distributed Systems},
  author={Ueli Maurer and Pierre E. Schmid},
  journal={Journal of Computer Security},
  year={1996},
  volume={4},
  pages={55-80}
}
A calculus of channel security properties is presented which allows the analysis and comparison of protocols for establishing secure channels in a distributed open system at a high level of abstraction. A channel is characterized by its direction, its time of availability and its security properties. Cryptographic primitives as well as trust relations are interpreted as transformations for channel security properties, and a cryptographic protocol can be viewed as a sequence of such… CONTINUE READING
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