Energy Consumption of Security Protocols
Evaluation of added energy requirements for network security protocols (e.g. TLS).
In recent years, security awareness for network communication has highly increased. As a consequence, a constantly increasing percentage of network communication is cryptographicly secured. This is mainly apparent in the Web, where more and more HTTP connections are using TLS. Obviously, the required cryptographic operations for key exchange and data enctyption increase (amongst others) the energy consumption of clients and servers.
The goal of this thesis is a systematic evaluation of additional energy consumption of different security protocols (incl. the upcoming TLS 1.3) on different types of computer systems.