Security

On Secure Communication with Constrained Randomization

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Executive Summary

In this paper, the authors investigate how constraints on the randomization in the encoding process affect the secrecy rates achievable over wiretap channels. In particular, they characterize the secrecy capacity with a rate-limited local source of randomness and a less capable eavesdropper's channel, which shows that limited rate incurs a secrecy rate penalty but does not preclude secrecy. They also discuss a more practical aspect of rate-limited randomization in the context of cooperative jamming. Finally, they show that secure communication is possible with a non-uniform source for randomness; this suggests the possibility of designing robust coding schemes.

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