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Research Topic Description, including Problem Statement:
At a high level of abstraction, data in a network system is either in motion, at rest, or in use. Data in motion and at rest may be protected via digital encryption. However encrypted data, prior to use by a processor, are usually decrypted first at which point the data can be vulnerable to cyber-attack. Shielding and other protection methods may not provide enough defense if a malicious actor is able to approach in the vicinity of the processor.
An emerging option is to never decrypt the data but instead use full homomorphic encryption (FHE). With FHE, the processor can perform computations on the encrypted bits without exposing the clear (decrypted) data for someone to see.
Much of literature and recent papers suggest that homomorphic encryption is still not practical due to its heavy computational burden, but it might be worth exploring its use in low bandwidth channels.A generic system may, for example, have many embedded sub-systems, each with low bandwidth processes.
Full homomorphic encryption (FHE) of secure low bandwidth channels in low SWaP embedded devices (e.g., microcontrollers).
Consider other cryptologic approaches.