• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

Improving Security and Privacy-Preserving in Multi-Authorities Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption

Vol. 12, No. 10, October 30, 2018
10.3837/tiis.2018.10.025, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Most of existing privacy-preserving multi-authorities attribute-based encryption schemes (PP-MA-ABE) only considers the privacy of the user identity (ID). However, in many occasions information leakage is caused by the disclosing of his/her some sensitive attributes. In this paper, we propose a collusion-resisting ciphertext-policy PP-MA-ABE (CRPP-MACP-ABE) scheme with hiding both user’s ID and attributes in the cloud storage system. We present a method to depict anonymous users and introduce a managerial role denoted by IDM for the management of user’s anonymous identity certificate ( Cred AID ). The scheme uses Cred AID to realize privacy-preserving of the user, namely, by verifying which attribute authorities (AAs ) obtain the blinded public attribute keys, pseudonyms involved in the Cred AID and then distributes corresponding private keys for the user. We use different pseudonyms of the user to resist the collusion attack launched by viciousAAs. In addition, we utilize IDM to cooperate with multiple authorities in producing consistent private key for the user to avoid the collusion attack launched by vicious users. The proposed CRPP-MACP-ABE scheme is proved secure. Some computation and communication costs in our scheme are finished in preparation phase (i.e. user registration). Compared with the existing schemes, our scheme is more efficient.


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Cite this article

[IEEE Style]
S. Hu, J. Li and Y. Zhang, "Improving Security and Privacy-Preserving in Multi-Authorities Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 5100-5119, 2018. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.10.025.

[ACM Style]
Shengzhou Hu, Jiguo Li, and Yichen Zhang. 2018. Improving Security and Privacy-Preserving in Multi-Authorities Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 12, 10, (2018), 5100-5119. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2018.10.025.