The Future Internet: A World of Secret Shares

Buchanan, W., Ukwandu, E., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O. (2015). The Future Internet: A World of Secret Shares. Future Internet 2015, 7, (), 445-464.

ISSN: 1999-5903


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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William Buchanan
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Owen Lo
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Elochukwu Ukwandu
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Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
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Gordon Russell
Senior Lecturer
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Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.