Secure Broadcast System with Simultaneous Individual Messaging

Arisa FUJII  Go OHTAKE  Goichiro HANAOKA  Nuttapong ATTRAPADUNG  Hajime WATANABE  Kazuto OGAWA  Hideki IMAI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E94-A   No.6   pp.1328-1337
Publication Date: 2011/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E94.A.1328
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications)
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Keyword: 
digital broadcasting,  copyright protection,  Conditional Access System (CAS),  broadcast encryption,  

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Summary: 
Broadcasters transmit TV programs and often need to transmit an individual message, e.g. an individual contract, to each user. The programs have to be encrypted in order to protect the copyright and the individual messages have to be encrypted to preserve the privacy of users. For these purposes, broadcasters transmit not only encrypted content but also encrypted personalized messages to individual users. Current broadcasting services employ an inefficient encryption scheme based on a symmetric key. Recently, several broadcast encryption schemes using a public key have been proposed in which the broadcaster encrypts a message for some subset S of users with a public key and any user in S can decrypt the broadcast with his/her private key. However, it is difficult to encrypt a personalized message and transmit it to every user efficiently. In this paper, we propose a broadcast encryption scheme that has a personalized message encryption function. We show that our scheme is efficient in terms of the ciphertext size.