Equipped with the advantages of flexible access control and fine-grained authentication, attribute based signcryption is diffusely designed for security preservation in many scenarios. However, realizing efficient key evolution and reducing the calculation costs are two challenges which should be given full consideration in attribute based cryptosystem. In this paper, we present a key-policy attribute based signcryption scheme (KP-ABSC) with delegated computation and efficient key updating. In our scheme, an access structure is embedded into user’s private key, while ciphertexts corresponds a target attribute set. Only the two are matched can a user decrypt and verify the ciphertexts. When the access privileges have to be altered or key exposure happens, the system will evolve into the next time slice to preserve the forward security. What’s more, data receivers can delegate most of the de-signcryption task to data server, which can reduce the calculation on client’s side. By performance analysis, our scheme is shown to be secure and more efficient, which makes it a promising method for data protection in data outsourcing systems.
Attribute based encryption, Efficient, Key evolution, Signcryption
Computational Engineering | Databases and Information Systems
KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
LIU, Ximeng; XIA, Yunhao; SUN, Zhixin; and LIU, Ximeng.
Provably secure attribute based signcryption with delegated computation and efficient key updating. (2017). KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. 11, (5), 2646-2659. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/3810
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