Visible to the public Quantifying equivocation for finite blocklength wiretap codes

TitleQuantifying equivocation for finite blocklength wiretap codes
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPfister, J., Gomes, M. A. C., Vilela, J. P., Harrison, W. K.
Conference Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Date Publishedmay
ISBN Number978-1-4673-8999-0
Keywordsalgebraic codes, Binary codes, binary erasure wiretap channel, channel coding, Channel models, coset-based wiretap codes, Decoding, encoding, error correction codes, finite blocklength wiretap codes, forward error correcting codes, forward error correction, mirrors technique, Monte Carlo methods, Monte Carlo strategy, pubcrawl, quantifying equivocation, Resiliency, Scalability, security, Wireless communication, Zinc

This paper presents a new technique for providing the analysis and comparison of wiretap codes in the small blocklength regime over the binary erasure wiretap channel. A major result is the development of Monte Carlo strategies for quantifying a code's equivocation, which mirrors techniques used to analyze forward error correcting codes. For this paper, we limit our analysis to coset-based wiretap codes, and give preferred strategies for calculating and/or estimating the equivocation in order of preference. We also make several comparisons of different code families. Our results indicate that there are security advantages to using algebraic codes for applications that require small to medium blocklengths.

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