Completeness of CPSA

March 2012
Topics: Data Encryption, Information Security Technologies
Moses D. Liskov, The MITRE Corporation
Paul D. Rowe, The MITRE Corporation
F. Javier Thayer, The MITRE Corporation
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The Cryptographic Protocol Shapes Analyzer (CPSA) is a program for automatically characterizing the possible executions of a protocol compatible with a specifed partial execution. This paper presents a mathematically rigorous theory that backs up the implementation of CPSA in Haskell, and proves the algorithm produces characterizations that are complete, and that the algorithm enumerates these characterizations.

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