Cryptography, Security and Privacy
Information Theoretic Security II

Delay-Optimal Coding for Secure Transmission over Parallel Burst Erasure Channels with an Eavesdropper

Anna Frank

Date & Time

01:00 am – 01:00 am


For streaming applications, we consider parallel burst erasure channels in the presence of an eavesdropper. The legitimate receiver must perfectly recover each source symbol subject to a decoding delay constraint without the eavesdropper gaining any information from his observation. For a certain class of code parameters, we propose delay-optimal M-link codes that recover multiple bursts of erasures of a limited length, and where the codes provide perfect security even if the eavesdropper can observe a link of his choice. Our codes achieve the maximum secrecy rate for the channel model.


Anna Frank

Technische Universität München

Session Chair

Matthieu Bloch

Georgia Institute of Technology