Mar 12, 2023

Securely managing ones digital estate ("flexible secret sharing")

I proposes the concept of flexible secret sharing as a secure and practical approach to the following problem: People who operate critical digital infrastructure may fail for a longer period of time or forever (so-called bus factor of one). To ensure that in such tragic situation at least the operation of the infrastructure can continue, other people should in principle be able to gain access. However, this must be organized in such a way that reasonable security requirements for the nominal case are maintained. Such a secret-sharing system must also take into account the dynamic social reality of real people: ... (Artikel lesen)