A computer data security system, useful in protecting audit logs, includes symmetric key based techniques, requires only a small-constant number of cryptographic hash operations at the signer side sending a prospective audit log or other computer record data to a primary repository to achieve forward-secure and append-only authentication. The verification is performed by independent parties sharing parts of the symmetric key, wherein the presence of single honest party among all verifier parties ensures a conditional non-repudiation. It also ensures that an active adversary cannot generate authentication tags on behalf of the signer, unless it compromises all verification parties.
Yavuz, Attila Altay, "System and method of audit log protection" (2020). USF Patents. 1134.
University of South Florida