A Novel Fog-based Framework for Preventing Cloud Lock-in while Enabling Searchable Encryption

Mariam Raj, Shahzaib Tahir, Fawad Khan, Hasan Tahir, Zeeshan Zulkifl

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Abstract

Cloud computing has helped in managing big data and providing resources remotely and ubiquitously, but it has some latency and security concerns. Fog has provided tremendous advantages over cloud computing which include low latency rate, improved real-time interactions, reduced network traffic overcrowding, and improved reliability, however, security concerns need to be addressed separately. Another major issue in the cloud is Cloud Lock-in/Vendor Lock-in. Through this research, an effort has been made to extend fog computing and Searchable Encryption technologies. The proposed system can reduce the issue of cloud lock-in faced in traditional cloud computing. The SE schemes used in this paper are Symmetric Searchable Encryption (SSE) and Multi-keyword Ranked Searchable Encryption (MRSE) to achieve confidentiality, privacy, fine-grained access control, and efficient keyword search. This can help to achieve better access control and keyword search simultaneously. An important use of this technique is it helps to prevent the issue of cloud/vendor lock-in. This can shift some computation and storage of index tables over fog nodes that will reduce the dependency on Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 International Conference on Digital Futures and Transformative Technologies (ICoDT2)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412858
ISBN (Print)9781665412858
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 International Conference on Digital Futures and Transformative Technologies - NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan
Duration: 20 May 202121 May 2021
http://icodt2.seecs.edu.pk/

Conference

Conference2021 International Conference on Digital Futures and Transformative Technologies
Abbreviated titleICoDT2
Country/TerritoryPakistan
CityIslamabad
Period20/05/2121/05/21
Internet address

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • cloud computing
  • cloud/vendor lock-in
  • fog computing
  • index table
  • latency
  • privacy
  • searchable encryption
  • security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Signal Processing
  • Health Informatics
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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