Decentralized caching with secure delivery

Avik Sengupta, Ravi Tandon, T. Charles Clancy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


Caching has emerged as a vital tool in modern communication systems for reducing peak data rates by allowing popular fles to be pre-fetched and stored locally at end users' devices. In this paper, the concept of information theoretic security for content delivery with decentralized caching is introduced. The proposed secure caching scheme allows users to cache content in a decentralized manner and reduces the peak rate by leveraging local and global caching gains, while securely delivering requested content to the users. The analysis of the secure decentralized caching problem is presented which shows that the proposed scheme introduces security at a negligible cost in terms of achievable rate when compared to insecure decentralized caching schemes, particularly for large number of fles and users. It is also shown that the rate of the proposed secure scheme is within a constant multiplicative factor from the information theoretic optimal rate for feasible values of problem parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479951864
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2014 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 29 2014Jul 4 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8095


Other2014 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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