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Efficient IoT Management With Resilience to Unauthorized Access to Cloud Storage

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) management services are a promising means of ingesting data from globally dispersed devices. In this setting, it is important to regulate access to data managed by potentially untrusted cloud servers. Attribute-based encryption (ABE) is a highly effective tool for access control. However, applying ABE to IoT environments shows limitations in the following three aspects: First, the demands for storage resources increase in proportion to the complexity of the access control policies. Second, the computation cost of ABE is onerous for resource-limited devices. Lastly, ABE alone is intractable to prevent illegal key-sharing which leads to unauthorized access to data. In this article, we propose an efficient and secure cloud-based IoT data management scheme using ABE. First, we remove the storage-side dependency on the complexity of the access control policies. Second, a substantial part of computationally intensive operations is securely outsourced to the cloud servers. Lastly, unauthorized access to data via illegal key-sharing is strictly forbidden. Our security analysis and experimental results show the security and practicability of the proposed scheme.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Hahn, C., Kim, J., Kwon, H., & Hur, J. (2022). Efficient IoT Management With Resilience to Unauthorized Access to Cloud Storage. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 10(2), 1008-1020. doi:10.1109/TCC.2020.2985046

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85132324754

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1008

End Page


  • 1020

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) management services are a promising means of ingesting data from globally dispersed devices. In this setting, it is important to regulate access to data managed by potentially untrusted cloud servers. Attribute-based encryption (ABE) is a highly effective tool for access control. However, applying ABE to IoT environments shows limitations in the following three aspects: First, the demands for storage resources increase in proportion to the complexity of the access control policies. Second, the computation cost of ABE is onerous for resource-limited devices. Lastly, ABE alone is intractable to prevent illegal key-sharing which leads to unauthorized access to data. In this article, we propose an efficient and secure cloud-based IoT data management scheme using ABE. First, we remove the storage-side dependency on the complexity of the access control policies. Second, a substantial part of computationally intensive operations is securely outsourced to the cloud servers. Lastly, unauthorized access to data via illegal key-sharing is strictly forbidden. Our security analysis and experimental results show the security and practicability of the proposed scheme.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Hahn, C., Kim, J., Kwon, H., & Hur, J. (2022). Efficient IoT Management With Resilience to Unauthorized Access to Cloud Storage. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 10(2), 1008-1020. doi:10.1109/TCC.2020.2985046

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85132324754

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 1008

End Page


  • 1020

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 2