Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

5-2016

Abstract

ABE has become an effective tool for data protection in cloud computing. However, since users possessing the same attributes share the same private keys, there exist some malicious users exposing their private keys deliberately for illegal data sharing without being detected, which will threaten the security of the cloud system. Such issues remain in many current ABE schemes since the private keys are rarely associated with any user specific identifiers. In order to achieve user accountability as well as provide key exposure protection, in this paper, we propose a key-insulated ciphertext policy attribute based encryption with key exposure accountability (KI-CPABE-KEA). In our scheme, data receiver can decrypt the ciphertext if the attributes he owns match with the self-centric policy which is set by the data owner. Besides, a unique identifier is embedded into each user’s private key. If a malicious user exposes his private key for illegal data sharing, his identity can be exactly pinpointed by system manager. The key-insulation mechanism guarantees forward and backward security when key exposure happens as well as provides efficient key updating for users in the cloud system. The higher efficiency with proved security make our KI-CPABE-KEA more appropriate for secure data sharing in cloud computing.

Keywords

ABE, Accountability, Key exposure protection, Key-insulated, Secure

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Information Security

Research Areas

Cybersecurity

Publication

KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems

Volume

10

Issue

5

First Page

2394

Last Page

2406

ISSN

1976-7277

Identifier

10.3837/tiis.2016.05.024

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.3837/tiis.2016.05.024

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