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JSW 2014 Vol.9(6): 1367-1375 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.6.1367-1375

A Privacy Protection Method Based on CP-ABE and KP-ABE for Cloud Computing

Yi-mu Ji1, Jie Tan1, Hai Liu2, Yan-peng Sun1, Jia-bang Kang1, Zizhuo Kuang1, Chuanxin Zhao3
1College of Computer, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunication, China
2School of Computer, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China
3Department of Computer, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China


Abstract—Most of the existing ways for strengthening users’ confidence in uploading private data to a cloud platform stress too much on security. On the contrary, cloud computing must be open and distributed. Moreover, it should provide highly robust, secure, and quality services to users. Therefore, establishing a balance between the performance and the security of cloud platforms is necessary. In this study, a hybrid privacy protection solution based on key policy-attribute-based encryption (ABE) and cipher policy-ABE is proposed. In this solution, privacy information is encrypted based on user attributes and cloud service type. This novel solution is verified by a case study on a campus cloud environment.

Index Terms—cloud computing, attribute-based encryption, data security, privacy protection

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Cite: Yi-mu Ji, Jie Tan, Hai Liu, Yan-peng Sun, Jia-bang Kang, Zizhuo Kuang, Chuanxin Zhao, "A Privacy Protection Method Based on CP-ABE and KP-ABE for Cloud Computing," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1367-1375, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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