E‐ART: a new encryption algorithm based on the reflection of binary search tree

Alabdullah, Bayan, Beloff, Natalia and White, Martin (2021) E‐ART: a new encryption algorithm based on the reflection of binary search tree. Cryptography, 5 (1). a4 1-15. ISSN 2410-387X

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Data security has become crucial to most enterprise and government applications due to the increasing amount of data generated, collected, and analyzed. Many algorithms have been developed to secure data storage and transmission. However, most existing solutions require multi-round functions to prevent differential and linear attacks. This results in longer execution times and greater memory consumption, which are not suitable for large datasets or delay-sensitive systems. To address these issues, this work proposes a novel algorithm that uses, on one hand, the reflection property of a balanced binary search tree data structure to minimize the overhead, and on the other hand, a dynamic offset to achieve a high security level. The performance and security of the proposed algorithm were compared to Advanced Encryption Standard and Data Encryption Standard symmetric encryption algorithms. The proposed algorithm achieved the lowest running time with comparable memory usage and satisfied the avalanche effect criterion with 50.1%. Furthermore, the randomness of the dynamic offset passed a series of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) statistical tests.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Bayan Alabdullah
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 09:30
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 16:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/96822

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