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Mohammedi, M., Omar, M., Aitabdelmalek, W., Mansouri, A., Bouabdallah, A..  2018.  Secure and Lightweight Biometric-Based Remote Patient Authentication Scheme for Home Healthcare Systems. 2018 International Symposium on Programming and Systems (ISPS). :1-6.

Recently, the home healthcare system has emerged as one of the most useful technology for e-healthcare. Contrary to classical recording methods of patient's medical data, which are, based on paper documents, nowadays all this sensitive data can be managed and forwarded through digital systems. These make possible for both patients and healthcare workers to access medical data or receive remote medical treatment using wireless interfaces whenever and wherever. However, simplifying access to these sensitive and private data can directly put patient's health and life in danger. In this paper, we propose a secure and lightweight biometric-based remote patient authentication scheme using elliptic curve encryption through which two mobile healthcare system communication parties could authenticate each other in public mobile healthcare environments. The security and performance analysis demonstrate that our proposal achieves better security than other concurrent schemes, with lower storage, communication and computation costs.

Imine, Y., Kouicem, D. E., Bouabdallah, A., Ahmed, L..  2018.  MASFOG: An Efficient Mutual Authentication Scheme for Fog Computing Architecture. 2018 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/ 12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE). :608–613.

Fog computing is a new paradigm which extends cloud computing services into the edge of the network. Indeed, it aims to pool edge resources in order to deal with cloud's shortcomings such as latency problems. However, this proposal does not ensure the honesty and the good behavior of edge devices. Thus, security places itself as an important challenge in front of this new proposal. Authentication is the entry point of any security system, which makes it an important security service. Traditional authentication schemes endure latency issues and some of them do not satisfy fog-computing requirements such as mutual authentication between end devices and fog servers. Thus, new authentication protocols need to be implemented. In this paper, we propose a new efficient authentication scheme for fog computing architecture. Our scheme ensures mutual authentication and remedies to fog servers' misbehaviors. Moreover, fog servers need to hold only a couple of information to verify the authenticity of every user in the system. Thus, it provides a low overhead in terms of storage capacity. Finally, we show through experimentation the efficiency of our scheme.

Imine, Y., Lounis, A., Bouabdallah, A..  2017.  Immediate Attribute Revocation in Decentralized Attribute-Based Encryption Access Control. 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS. :33–40.

Access control is one of the most challenging issues in Cloud environment, it must ensure data confidentiality through enforced and flexible access policies. The revocation is an important task of the access control process, generally it consists on banishing some roles from the users. Attribute-based encryption is a promising cryptographic method which provides the fine-grained access, which makes it very useful in case of group sharing applications. This solution has initially been developed on a central authority model. Later, it has been extended to a multi-authority model which is more convenient and more reliable. However, the revocation problem is still the major challenge of this approach. There have been few proposed revocation solutions for the Multi-authority scheme and these solutions suffer from the lack of efficiency. In this paper, we propose an access control mechanism on a multi-authority architecture with an immediate and efficient attributes' or users' revocation. The proposed scheme uses decentralized CP-ABE to provide flexible and fine-grained access. Our solution provides collusion resistance, prevents security degradations, supports scalability and does not require keys' redistribution.

Cailleux, L., Bouabdallah, A., Bonnin, J.-M..  2014.  A confident email system based on a new correspondence model. Advanced Communication Technology (ICACT), 2014 16th International Conference on. :489-492.

Despite all the current controversies, the success of the email service is still valid. The ease of use of its various features contributed to its widespread adoption. In general, the email system provides for all its users the same set of features controlled by a single monolithic policy. Such solutions are efficient but limited because they grant no place for the concept of usage which denotes a user's intention of communication: private, professional, administrative, official, military. The ability to efficiently send emails from mobile devices creates new interesting opportunities. We argue that the context (location, time, device, operating system, access network...) of the email sender appears as a new dimension we have to take into account to complete the picture. Context is clearly orthogonal to usage because a same usage may require different features depending of the context. It is clear that there is no global policy meeting requirements of all possible usages and contexts. To address this problem, we propose to define a correspondence model which for a given usage and context allows to derive a correspondence type encapsulating the exact set of required features. With this model, it becomes possible to define an advanced email system which may cope with multiple policies instead of a single monolithic one. By allowing a user to select the exact policy coping with her needs, we argue that our approach reduces the risk-taking allowing the email system to slide from a trusted one to a confident one.