Efficient Generic Constructions of Signcryption with Insider Security in the Multi-user Setting
Signcryption is a primitive which provides the combined security properties of encryption and digital signatures i.e. confidentiality and unforgeability. A number of signcryption schemes have been presented in the literature, but up until now, no scheme which simultaneously achieves the currently strongest notions of insider confidentiality and strong insider unforgeability in the multi-user setting, has been proposed, without relying on random oracles or key registration. In this paper, we propose two new generic constructions of signcryption schemes from the combination of standard primitives and simple extensions of these. From our constructions, we instantiate a number of concrete and efficient signcryption schemes which satisfy the strongest notions of insider security in the multi-user setting while still being provably secure in the standard model.
Keywordssigncryption insider security multi-user setting generic construction
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