Batch Attribute-Based Encryption for Secure Clouds
AbstractCloud storage is widely used by organizations due to its advantage of allowing universal access with low cost. Attribute-based encryption (ABE) is a kind of public key encryption suitable for cloud storage. The secret key of each user and the ciphertext are associated with an access policy and an attribute set, respectively; in addition to holding a secret key, one can decrypt a ciphertext only if the associated attributes match the predetermined access policy, which allows one to enforce fine-grained access control on outsourced files. One issue in existing ABE schemes is that they are designed for the users of a single organization. When one wants to share the data with the users of different organizations, the owner needs to encrypt the messages to the receivers of one organization and then repeats this process for another organization. This situation is deteriorated with more and more mobile devices using cloud services, as the ABE encryption process is time consuming and may exhaust the power supplies of the mobile devices quickly. In this paper, we propose a batch attribute-based encryption (BABE) approach to address this problem in a provably-secure way. With our approach, the data owner can outsource data in batches to the users of different organizations simultaneously. The data owner is allowed to decide the receiving organizations and the attributes required for decryption. Theoretical and experimental analyses show that our approach is more efficient than traditional encryption implementations in computation and communication. View Full-Text
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Yang, C.; Sun, Y.; Wu, Q. Batch Attribute-Based Encryption for Secure Clouds. Information 2015, 6, 704-718.
Yang C, Sun Y, Wu Q. Batch Attribute-Based Encryption for Secure Clouds. Information. 2015; 6(4):704-718.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yang, Chen; Sun, Yang; Wu, Qianhong. 2015. "Batch Attribute-Based Encryption for Secure Clouds." Information 6, no. 4: 704-718.