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Issue No. 09 - Sept. (2017 vol. 66)
ISSN: 0018-9340
pp: 1491-1503
Kaiping Xue , Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Jianan Hong , Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Yingjie Xue , Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
David S.L. Wei , Computer and Information Science Department, Fordham University, New York, NY
Nenghai Yu , Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
Peilin Hong , Department of Electronic Engineering and Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
ABSTRACT
Attribute-based encryption (ABE) has opened up a popular research topic in cryptography over the past few years. It can be used in various circumstances, as it provides a flexible way to conduct fine-grained data access control. Despite its great advantages in data access control, current ABE based access control system cannot satisfy the requirement well when the system judges the access behavior according to attribute comparison, such as “greater than $x$ ” or “less than $x$ ”, which are called comparable attributes in this paper. In this paper, based on a set of well-designed sub-attributes representing each comparable attribute, we construct a comparable attribute-based encryption scheme (CABE for short) to address the aforementioned problem. The novelty lies in that we provide a more efficient construction based on the generation and management of the sub-attributes with the notion of 0-encoding and 1-encoding. Extensive analysis shows that: Compared with the existing schemes, our scheme drastically decreases the storage, communication and computation overheads, and thus is more efficient in dealing with the applications with comparable attributes.
INDEX TERMS
Encryption, Access control, Cloud computing, Logic gates, Wireless sensor networks,Comparable attribute, access control, attribute-based encryption, 0-encoding and 1-encoding
CITATION
Kaiping Xue, Jianan Hong, Yingjie Xue, David S.L. Wei, Nenghai Yu, Peilin Hong, "CABE: A New Comparable Attribute-Based Encryption Construction with 0-Encoding and 1-Encoding", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 66, no. , pp. 1491-1503, Sept. 2017, doi:10.1109/TC.2017.2693265
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