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Paper: A Designer's Guide to KEMs

Authors:
Alexander W. Dent
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2002/174
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Abstract: A generic or KEM-DEM hybrid construction is a formal method of combining a asymmetric and symmetric encryption techniques to give an efficient, provably secure public-key encryption scheme. This method combines an asymmetric KEM with a symmetric DEM, and each of these components must satisfy their own security conditions. In this paper we describe generic constructions for provably secure KEMs based on lower level primitives such as one-way trapdoor functions and weak key-agreement protocols.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2002-11697,
  title={A  Designer's Guide to KEMs},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={public-key cryptography / "Key encapsulation mechanisms" KEMs "Hybrid encryption" "Provable security"},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2002/174},
  note={ alex@fermat.ma.rhul.ac.uk 13087 received 13 Nov 2002, last revised 31 Oct 2005},
  author={Alexander W. Dent},
  year=2002
}