The case for quantum key distribution
Stebila, Douglas, Mosca, Michele, & Lutkenhaus, Norbert (2009) The case for quantum key distribution. In Sergienko , A, Villoresi , P, & Pascazio , S (Eds.) Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Springer, Vico Equense, Italy, pp. 283-296.
Quantum key distribution (QKD) promises secure key agreement by using quantum mechanical systems. We argue that QKD will be an important part of future cryptographic infrastructures. It can provide long-term confidentiality for encrypted information without reliance on computational assumptions. Although QKD still requires authentication to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks, it can make use of either information-theoretically secure symmetric key authentication or computationally secure public key authentication: even when using public key authentication, we argue that QKD still offers stronger security than classical key agreement.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||quantum key distribution, quantum cryptography|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Encryption (080402)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > QUANTUM PHYSICS (020600) > Quantum Information Computation and Communication (020603)
|Divisions:||Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via Lecture Notes in Computer Science http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2009 09:41|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:18|
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