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Entropy as a Service: Unlocking Cryptography's Full Potential

Published

Author(s)

Apostol T. Vassilev, Robert L. Staples

Abstract

Securing the Internet of Things (IoT) requires strong cryptography, which depends on the availability of good entropy for generating unpredictable keys and accurate clocks. Attacks abusing weak keys or old inputs portend challenges for IoT. EaaS is a novel architecture providing entropy and timestamps from a decentralized root of trust, scaling gracefully across diverse geopolitical locales and remaining trustworthy unless much of the collective is compromised.
Citation
Computer (IEEE Computer)
Volume
49
Issue
9

Keywords

Entropy, cryptography, random number generation

Citation

Vassilev, A. and Staples, R. (2016), Entropy as a Service: Unlocking Cryptography's Full Potential, Computer (IEEE Computer), [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/MC.2016.275 (Accessed July 2, 2022)
Created September 7, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018