Analysis of attribute-based cryptographic techniques and their application to protect cloud services

Belguith, S ORCID:, Kaaniche, N and Hammoudeh, M 2019, 'Analysis of attribute-based cryptographic techniques and their application to protect cloud services' , Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies , e3667.

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Recent technological advances such as the Internet of Things (IoT), fog computing, cloud applications lead to exponential growth in the amount of generated data. Indeed, cloud storage services have experienced unprecedented usage demand. The loss of user control over their cloud stored data introduced several security and privacy concerns. To address these concerns, cryptographic techniques are widely adopted at the user side. Attribute based cryptography is commonly used to provide encrypted and / or authenticated access to outsourced data in remote servers. However, the use of these cryptographic mechanisms often increase the storage and computation costs; consequently, the energy consumption in the entire cloud ecosystem. In this paper, we provide a comparative analysis of different attribute based cryptographic mechanisms suitable for cloud data sharing services. We also provide a detailed discussion of different reviewed schemes, w.r.t . supported features, namely security, privacy and functional requirements. In addition, we explore the limitations of existing attribute based cryptographic mechanisms and propose future research directions to better fit the growing needs of this cloud environment in terms of energy - savings, processing and storage efficiency and availability requirements.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 2161-3915
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Depositing User: Dr. Sana Belguith
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2019 08:35
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 02:14

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