Enhanced geoproof : improved geographic assurance for data in the cloud

Albeshri, Aiiad, Boyd, Colin, & Nieto, Juan Gonzalez (2013) Enhanced geoproof : improved geographic assurance for data in the cloud. International Journal of Information Security, 13(2), pp. 191-198.

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The geographic location of cloud data storage centres is an important issue for many organisations and individuals due to various regulations that require data and operations to reside in specific geographic locations. Thus, cloud users may want to be sure that their stored data have not been relocated into unknown geographic regions that may compromise the security of their stored data. Albeshri et al. (2012) combined proof of storage (POS) protocols with distance-bounding protocols to address this problem. However, their scheme involves unnecessary delay when utilising typical POS schemes due to computational overhead at the server side. The aim of this paper is to improve the basic GeoProof protocol by reducing the computation overhead at the server side. We show how this can maintain the same level of security while achieving more accurate geographic assurance.

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ID Code: 67048
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online: 06 November 2013
Keywords: Cloud computing, Cloud security, Cloud storage, Geographic assurance
DOI: 10.1007/s10207-013-0217-6
ISSN: 1615-5262
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2014 00:26
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2014 23:42

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