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Block design-based key agreement for group data sharing in cloud computing

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posted on 2019-11-01, 00:00 authored by J Shen, T Zhou, D He, Yuexin Zhang, X Sun, Yang Xiang
IEEE Data sharing in cloud computing enables multiple participants to freely share the group data, which improves the efficiency of work in cooperative environments. However, how to ensure the security of data sharing within a group and how to efficiently share the outsourced data in a group manner are formidable challenges. Note that key agreement protocols have played a very important role in secure and efficient group data sharing in cloud computing. In this paper, by taking advantage of the symmetric balanced incomplete block design (SBIBD), we present a novel block design-based key agreement protocol that supports multiple participants, which can flexibly extend the number of participants in a cloud environment according to the structure of block design. Based on the proposed group data sharing model, we present general formulas for generating the common conference key < formula > < tex > ${cal K}$ < /tex > < /formula > for multiple participants. Note that by benefiting from the ( < formula > < tex > $v,k+1,1$ < /tex > < /formula > )-block design, the computational complexity of the proposed protocol linearly increases with the number of participants and the communication complexity is greatly reduced. In addition, the fault tolerance property of our protocol enables the group data sharing in cloud computing to withstand different key attacks, which is similar to Yi & #x0027;s protocol.

History

Journal

IEEE transactions on dependable and secure computing

Volume

16

Issue

6

Season

November/December

Pagination

996 - 1010

Publisher

IEEE

Location

Piscataway, N.J.

ISSN

1545-5971

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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