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Lightweight Accountable Privacy-Preserving Protocol Allowing the Cloud Client to Audit the Third-Party Auditor for Malicious Activities

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dc.contributor.author Ben Haj Frej, Mohamed
dc.contributor.author Dichter, Julius
dc.contributor.author Gupta, Navarun
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-04T16:17:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-04T16:17:12Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-27
dc.identifier.citation Ben Haj Frej, M.; Dichter, J.; Gupta, N. Lightweight Accountable Privacy-Preserving Protocol Allowing the Cloud Client to Audit the Third-Party Auditor for Malicious Activities. Applied Sciences 2019, 9, 3034. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/4289
dc.description.abstract Cloud computing is reserving its position in the market as the next disruptive utility paradigm. It is found on the pay-as-you-use model. Cloud computing is changing the way information technology (IT) operates for individuals as well as for companies. Cloud computing comes with different offerings to accommodate diverse applications. It comes with many successful adoption stories and a few unfortunate ones that are related to security breaches. Security concerns are what is making many companies reluctant to fully embrace the cloud realm. To enhance trust and entice adoption between cloud clients (CC) and cloud service providers (CSP), a new paradigm of depending on involving a third-party auditor (TPA) has been introduced. Hence, implementing a solution with a TPA comes with its toll in terms of trust and processing overhead. A lightweight security protocol to give the CC extra control with tools to audit the TPA and the CSP is paramount to the solution. In this paper, we are introducing a novel protocol: the lightweight accountable privacy-preserving (LAPP) protocol. Our proposed protocol is lightweight in terms of processing and communication costs. It is based on a newly introduced mathematical model along with two algorithms. We have conducted simulation experiments to measure the impact of our method. We have compared LAPP to the most eminent privacy-preserving methods in the cloud research field, using the open source cloud computing simulator GreenCloud. Our simulation results showed superiority in performance for LAPP in regard to time complexity, accuracy, and computation time on auditing. The aim of the time complexity and computation time on auditing simulations is to measure the lightweight aspect of our proposed protocol as well as to improve the quality of service. en_US
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/app9153034
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.subject Auditing en_US
dc.subject Cloud computing en_US
dc.subject Cloud service provider en_US
dc.subject Third-party auditor en_US
dc.title Lightweight Accountable Privacy-Preserving Protocol Allowing the Cloud Client to Audit the Third-Party Auditor for Malicious Activities en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publication.issue 15 en_US
dc.publication.name Applied Sciences en_US
dc.publication.volume 9 en_US


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