Universal Secure Error-Correcting Schemes for Network Coding

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Executive Summary

This paper considers the problem of securing a linear network coding system against an adversary that is both an eavesdropper and a jammer. The network is assumed to transport n packets from source to each receiver, and the adversary is allowed to eavesdrop on ? arbitrarily chosen links and also to inject up to t erroneous packets into the network. The goal of the system is to achieve zero-error communication that is information theoretically secure from the adversary. Moreover, this goal must be attained in a universal fashion, i.e., regardless of the network topology or the underlying network code.

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