Informal specification-based performance evaluation of security protocols

Genge Bela, Haller Piroska, Iosif Ignat, Ovidiu Ratoi
2008 2008 4th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing  
We propose a performance evaluation method for security protocols. Based on the informal specification, we construct a canonical model which includes, alongside protocol messages, cryptographic operations performed by participants in the process of message construction. Each cryptographic operation is assigned a cost modeled as a function of the size of processed message components. We model not only the size of regular message components but also the size of ciphertext produced by various
more » ... ographic operations. We illustrate the applicability of our method by comparatively analyzing the performance of the original CCITT X.509 protocol and a slightly modified version of the same protocol.
doi:10.1109/iccp.2008.4648372 fatcat:vrqytbgskffpfmy7ae7lkgbmau