Sudipta Dey1* and Tathagata Roy Chowdhury2
1Scholar, Masters of Business Administration, Swami Vivekananda University, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, St Mary’s Technical Campus Kolkata, India
*Corresponding Author: Sudipta Dey, Scholar, Masters of Business Administration, Swami Vivekananda University, India.
Received: September 06, 2023; Published: September 30, 2023
Steganography, the art of concealing confidential data within seemingly benign carrier data like images, audio, or text, presents an ongoing conundrum of simultaneously upholding security and efficiency. This paper introduces a novel algorithm designed to not only implement but also enhance the practice of steganography. The algorithm incorporates state-of-the-art encryption techniques and optimized data embedding strategies, aiming to elevate the concealment of sensitive information while minimizing any adverse effects on the integrity and perceptual quality of the carrier data. Furthermore, it pays heed to the ever-present security concerns, seeking to lower the risks of detection and unauthorized extraction of the concealed information. In a comprehensive analysis, we evaluate the algorithm's performance across a spectrum of carrier data types and diverse secret information payloads. The results reveal a significant leap in effectiveness compared to existing steganographic methodologies. The proposed algorithm excels in terms of bolstered security, reduced distortion to the carrier data, and an augmented capacity for information embedding. These findings resonate as a noteworthy contribution to the realm of steganography, offering a unique solution that adeptly balances the precarious scales of security and efficiency. Consequently, it emerges as a valuable instrument for secure communication and safeguarding sensitive data.
This research's implications extend beyond the immediate development of the proposed algorithm. It encourages the academic and professional community to delve deeper into the multifaceted world of steganography. As the digital era continually presents evolving security challenges, the pursuit of innovative steganographic techniques is vital. This paper serves as a catalyst for further exploration, stimulating the collective endeavor to adapt and refine steganography in response to contemporary security needs. In doing so, it reinforces the age-old adage that in the clandestine realm of information security, concealment and safeguarding are enduring priorities.
Keywords: Steganography; Security; Efficiency; Algorithm; Concealment; Encryption; Data embedding; Carrier Data; Secret Information; Detection Mitigation; Perceptual Quality; Distortion; Embedding Capacity; Secure Communication; Data Protectionr
Citation: Sudipta Dey., et al. “Enhancing Secure Communication: Implementation and Optimization of a Novel Algorithm for Steganography with Improved Security and Efficiency".Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 5.10 (2023): 58-68.
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