Visible to the public Network Codes Resilient to Jamming and Eavesdropping

TitleNetwork Codes Resilient to Jamming and Eavesdropping
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHongyi Yao, Silva, D., Jaggi, S., Langberg, M.
JournalNetworking, IEEE/ACM Transactions on
Date PublishedDec
KeywordsAchievable rates, adversary, communicated message, communicating information, eavesdropping, error control, error probability, interior nodes, jamming, linear codes, malicious errors, network capacity, network coding, polynomial-time distributed network codes, random codes, random linear network coding, rate-optimal, Robustness, secrecy, source rate, Transforms, Vectors

We consider the problem of communicating information over a network secretly and reliably in the presence of a hidden adversary who can eavesdrop and inject malicious errors. We provide polynomial-time distributed network codes that are information-theoretically rate-optimal for this scenario, improving on the rates achievable in prior work by Ngai Our main contribution shows that as long as the sum of the number of links the adversary can jam (denoted by ZO) and the number of links he can eavesdrop on (denoted by ZI) is less than the network capacity (denoted by C) (i.e., ), our codes can communicate (with vanishingly small error probability) a single bit correctly and without leaking any information to the adversary. We then use this scheme as a module to design codes that allow communication at the source rate of C- ZO when there are no security requirements, and codes that allow communication at the source rate of C- ZO- ZI while keeping the communicated message provably secret from the adversary. Interior nodes are oblivious to the presence of adversaries and perform random linear network coding; only the source and destination need to be tweaked. We also prove that the rate-region obtained is information-theoretically optimal. In proving our results, we correct an error in prior work by a subset of the authors in this paper.

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