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The future internet: a world of secret shares

  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.

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    24 November 2015

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA76 Computer software

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    005.8 Data security


Buchanan, W. J., Lanc, D., Ukwandu, E., Fan, L., Russell, G., & Lo, O. (2015). The future internet: a world of secret shares. Future Internet, 7(4), 445-464.



SECRET; computer programmes and software; cybersecurity; encryption;

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