2018-07-24

# Amortized complexity of information-theoretically secure MPC revisited

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*Presented at the Annual International Cryptology Conference (August 2018), Santa Barbara, California, USA*

A fundamental and widely-applied paradigm due to Franklin and Yung (STOC 1992) on Shamir-secret-sharing based general n-player MPC shows how one may trade the adversary threshold t against amortized communication complexity, by using a so-called packed version of Shamir’s scheme. For e.g. the BGW-protocol (with active security), this trade-off means that if t+ 2 k- 2 < n/ 3, then k parallel evaluations of the same arithmetic circuit on different inputs can be performed at the overall cost corresponding to a single BGW-execution. In this paper we propose a novel paradigm for amortized MPC that offers a different trade-off, namely with the size of the field of the circuit which is securely computed, instead of the adversary threshold. Thus, unlike the Franklin-Yung paradigm, this leaves the adversary threshold unchanged. Therefore, for instance, this paradigm may yield constructions enjoying the maximal adversary threshold ⌊ (n- 1)/ 3 ⌋ in the BGW-model (secure channels, perfect security, active adversary, synchronous communication). Our idea is to compile an MPC for a circuit over an extension field to a parallel MPC of the same circuit but with inputs defined over its base field and with the same adversary threshold. Key technical handles are our notion of reverse multiplication-friendly embeddings (RMFE) and our proof, by algebraic-geometric means, that these are constant-rate, as well as efficient auxiliary protocols for creating “subspace-randomness” with good amortized complexity. In the BGW-model, we show that the latter can be constructed by combining our tensored-up linear secret sharing with protocols based on hyper-invertible matrices á la Beerliova-Hirt (or variations thereof). Along the way, we suggest alternatives for hyper-invertible matrices with the same functionality but which can be defined over a large enough constant size field, which we believe is of independent interest. As a demonstration of the merits of the novel paradigm, we show that, in the BGW-model and with an optimal adversary threshold ⌊ (n-1)/ 3 ⌋, it is possible to securely compute a binary circuit with amortized complexity O(n) of bits per gate per instance. Known results would give nlog n bits instead. By combining our result with the Franklin-Yung paradigm, and assuming a sub-optimal adversary (i.e., an arbitrarily small ϵ> 0 fraction below 1/3), this is improved to O(1) bits instead of O(n).

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doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96878-0_14 | |

Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence | |

Annual International Cryptology Conference | |

Organisation | Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam (CWI), The Netherlands |

Cascudo, I, Cramer, R.J.F, Xing, C, & Yuan, C. (2018). Amortized complexity of information-theoretically secure MPC revisited. In
Advances in Cryptology - CRYPTO 2018 (pp. 395–426). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-96878-0_14 |