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Unguessable Atoms: A Logical Foundation for Security

by Mark Bickford

Verified Software: Theories, Tools, Experiments, Second International Conference, VSTTE 2008 Toronto, Canada.
We propose a new foundation for security based on a logical concept of protected information that can be enforced in the mathematical structure of a computation system. We describe a computation system based on event structures and a logic of events, and we show how to model all limitations on the capabilities of adversaries using a theory of atoms.

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