ISA 662, Fall 2006, Assignment 1
Due in class: 9/20/06. No late submissions please.
Prof. Ravi Sandhu
This is an individual assignment. You are required to solve
it on your own using whatever material you like. Please sign and submit the following honor
code statement with your solution:
I have not taken any
help on this examination from anyone and not provided any help to anyone.
The solution has been entirely worked out by
me and represents my individual effort.
Please submit a typed solution with the signed honor code
statement. Submit hard copy in class on the due date.
Keep a copy for your records
There is only 1 question.
For each of the following concepts, research the internet for
information on the topic and provide a 1/2 page to one page brief
essay explaining: (a) what the concept means, (b) how is it realized
mathematically, and (c) what are its practical benefits. Identify the
source(s) for your information.
Guideline: Your answer should clearly explain the concept along
the three aspects
identified above to any of your classmates who did not undertake
this exercise themselves.
- Blind signatures
- Identity-based encryption
- Threshold cryptography
- Key escrow
- Side channel analysis