Modes of Operation Suitable for Computing on Encrypted Data

Dragos Rotaru, Nigel Smart, Martijn Stam

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We examine how two parallel modes of operation for Authenticated
Encryption (namely CTR+PMAC and OTR mode) work when evaluated in a multiparty computation engine. These two modes are selected because they suit the PRFs examined in previous works. In particular the modes are highly parallel, and do not require evaluation of the inverse of the underlying PRF. In order to use these modes one needs to convert them from their original instantiation of being defined on binary blocks of data, to working on elememts in a large prime finite field. The latter fitting the use case of many secret-sharing based MPC engines. In doing this conversion we examine the associated security proofs of PMAC and OTR, and show that they carry over to this new setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-324
Number of pages31
JournalTransactions on Symmetric Cryptology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • Modes-of-operation
  • Multi-party computation


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  • TIPS Fellowship

    Smart, N. P.


    Project: Research

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