Issue No.07 - July (2011 vol.22)
Junbeom Hur , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana
Dong Kun Noh , Pai Chai University, Daejeon
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TPDS.2010.203
Some of the most challenging issues in data outsourcing scenario are the enforcement of authorization policies and the support of policy updates. Ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption is a promising cryptographic solution to these issues for enforcing access control policies defined by a data owner on outsourced data. However, the problem of applying the attribute-based encryption in an outsourced architecture introduces several challenges with regard to the attribute and user revocation. In this paper, we propose an access control mechanism using ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption to enforce access control policies with efficient attribute and user revocation capability. The fine-grained access control can be achieved by dual encryption mechanism which takes advantage of the attribute-based encryption and selective group key distribution in each attribute group. We demonstrate how to apply the proposed mechanism to securely manage the outsourced data. The analysis results indicate that the proposed scheme is efficient and secure in the data outsourcing systems.
Data outsourcing, ciphertext policy, attribute-based encryption, revocation, access control.
Junbeom Hur, Dong Kun Noh, "Attribute-Based Access Control with Efficient Revocation in Data Outsourcing Systems", IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol.22, no. 7, pp. 1214-1221, July 2011, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2010.203