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A Hive Stream Encryption (HSE): A New Stream Encryption Algorithm



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Journal of Information Systems Security
Volume 14, Number 2 (2018)
Pages 6582
ISSN 1551-0123 (Print)
ISSN 1551-0808 (Online)
Mahmoud Barnawi — Hives System Encryption, LLC, USA
Saad Alajmi — Hives System Encryption, LLC, USA
Bin Mai — Texas A&M University, USA
Information Institute Publishing, Washington DC, USA




 In this paper, we present a new encryption algorithm, Hive Stream Encryption (HSE), based on stream encryption techniques. The proposed algorithm offers the strength and complexity to overcome the weaknesses and shortfall in current stream encryption methods. We present a new symmetric encryption model that encrypts/decrypts information along a path through multi-dimensional numeric space composed of cells arranged to form one encryption map. The main idea is to eliminate any mathematical relationship between the path and the encryption values in the cells in order to eliminate most of the issues inherited in the current classic stream encryption methods.

We demonstrate that in our proposed algorithm, the time it takes for a brute-force approach to identify the encryption path increase exponentially with the number of cells in the HSE map, and the number of possible key combination also increases with the map size and key size, unlike the traditional stream encryption such as AES. It illustrated that HSE is effective and efficient for data encryption.




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