Paper 2015/416

HETest: A Homomorphic Encryption Testing Framework

Mayank Varia, Sophia Yakoubov, and Yang Yang

Abstract

In this work, we present a generic open-source software framework that can evaluate the correctness and performance of homomorphic encryption software. Our framework, called HEtest, automates the entire process of a test: generation of data for testing (such as circuits and inputs), execution of a test, comparison of performance to an insecure baseline, statistical analysis of the test results, and production of a LaTeX report. To illustrate the capability of our framework, we present a case study of our analysis of the open-source HElib homomorphic encryption software. We stress though that HEtest is written in a modular fashion, so it can easily be adapted to test any homomorphic encryption software.

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Publication info
Published elsewhere. MINOR revision.Workshop on Applied Homomorphic Encryption, Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2015
Keywords
homomorphic encryptiontestingevaluation
Contact author(s)
sonka @ bu edu
History
2015-08-08: last of 2 revisions
2015-05-05: received
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https://ia.cr/2015/416
License
Creative Commons Attribution
CC BY

BibTeX

@misc{cryptoeprint:2015/416,
      author = {Mayank Varia and Sophia Yakoubov and Yang Yang},
      title = {HETest: A Homomorphic Encryption Testing Framework},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2015/416},
      year = {2015},
      note = {\url{https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/416}},
      url = {https://eprint.iacr.org/2015/416}
}
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