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Feng, Y., Sun, G., Liu, Z., Wu, C., Zhu, X., Wang, Z., Wang, B..  2020.  Attack Graph Generation and Visualization for Industrial Control Network. 2020 39th Chinese Control Conference (CCC). :7655–7660.
Attack graph is an effective way to analyze the vulnerabilities for industrial control networks. We develop a vulnerability correlation method and a practical visualization technology for industrial control network. First of all, we give a complete attack graph analysis for industrial control network, which focuses on network model and vulnerability context. Particularly, a practical attack graph algorithm is proposed, including preparing environments and vulnerability classification and correlation. Finally, we implement a three-dimensional interactive attack graph visualization tool. The experimental results show validation and verification of the proposed method.
Geng, J., Yu, B., Shen, C., Zhang, H., Liu, Z., Wan, P., Chen, Z..  2019.  Modeling Digital Low-Dropout Regulator with a Multiple Sampling Frequency Circuit Technology. 2019 IEEE 13th International Conference on Anti-counterfeiting, Security, and Identification (ASID). :207—210.

The digital low dropout regulators are widely used because it can operate at low supply voltage. In the digital low drop-out regulators, the high sampling frequency circuit has a short setup time, but it will produce overshoot, and then the output can be stabilized; although the low sampling frequency circuit output can be directly stabilized, the setup time is too long. This paper proposes a two sampling frequency circuit model, which aims to include the high and low sampling frequencies in the same circuit. By controlling the sampling frequency of the circuit under different conditions, this allows the circuit to combine the advantages of the circuit operating at different sampling frequencies. This shortens the circuit setup time and the stabilization time at the same time.

Jiang, H., Xu, Q., Liu, C., Liu, Z..  2017.  An Efficient CPA-Secure Encryption Scheme with Equality Test. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) and IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC). 2:38–45.

In this paper, we propose a CPA-Secure encryption scheme with equality test. Unlike other public key solutions, in our scheme, only the data owner can encrypt the message and get the comparable ciphertext, and only the tester with token who can perform the equality test. Our encryption scheme is based on multiplicative homomorphism of ElGamal Encryption and Non Interactive Zero Knowledge proof of Discrete Log. We proof that the proposed scheme is OW-CPA security under the attack of the adversary who has equality test token, and IND-CPA security under the attack of adversary who can not test the equality. The proposed scheme only suppose to compare two ciphertexts encrypted by same user, though it is less of flexibility, it is efficient and more suitable for data outsourcing scenario.

Yang, C., Li, Z., Qu, W., Liu, Z., Qi, H..  2017.  Grid-Based Indexing and Search Algorithms for Large-Scale and High-Dimensional Data. 2017 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms and Networks 2017 11th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology 2017 Third International Symposium of Creative Computing (ISPAN-FCST-ISCC). :46–51.

The rapid development of Internet has resulted in massive information overloading recently. These information is usually represented by high-dimensional feature vectors in many related applications such as recognition, classification and retrieval. These applications usually need efficient indexing and search methods for such large-scale and high-dimensional database, which typically is a challenging task. Some efforts have been made and solved this problem to some extent. However, most of them are implemented in a single machine, which is not suitable to handle large-scale database.In this paper, we present a novel data index structure and nearest neighbor search algorithm implemented on Apache Spark. We impose a grid on the database and index data by non-empty grid cells. This grid-based index structure is simple and easy to be implemented in parallel. Moreover, we propose to build a scalable KNN graph on the grids, which increase the efficiency of this index structure by a low cost in parallel implementation. Finally, experiments are conducted in both public databases and synthetic databases, showing that the proposed methods achieve overall high performance in both efficiency and accuracy.

Liu, Z., Deng, X., Li, J..  2017.  A secure localization algorithm based on reputation against wormhole attack in UWSNS. 2017 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS). :695–700.

On account of large and inconsistent propagation delays during transmission in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs), wormholes bring more destructive than many attacks to localization applications. As a localization algorithm, DV-hop is classic but without secure scheme. A secure localization algorithm for UWSNs- RDV-HOP is brought out, which is based on reputation values and the constraints of propagation distance in UWSNs. In RDV-HOP, the anchor nodes evaluate the reputation of paths to other anchor nodes and broadcast these reputation values to the network. Unknown nodes select credible anchors nodes with high reputation to locate. We analyze the influence of the location accuracy with some parameters in the simulation experiments. The results show that the proposed algorithm can reduce the location error under the wormhole attack.

Zuo, C., Shao, J., Liu, Z., Ling, Y., Wei, G..  2017.  Hidden-Token Searchable Public-Key Encryption. 2017 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ICESS. :248–254.

In this paper, we propose a variant of searchable public-key encryption named hidden-token searchable public-key encryption with two new security properties: token anonymity and one-token-per-trapdoor. With the former security notion, the client can obtain the search token from the data owner without revealing any information about the underlying keyword. Meanwhile, the client cannot derive more than one token from one trapdoor generated by the data owner according to the latter security notion. Furthermore, we present a concrete hiddentoken searchable public-key encryption scheme together with the security proofs in the random oracle model.

Liu, Z., Liao, Y., Yang, X., He, Y., Zhao, K..  2017.  Identity-Based Remote Data Integrity Checking of Cloud Storage From Lattices. 2017 3rd International Conference on Big Data Computing and Communications (BIGCOM). :128–135.
In cloud storage, remote data integrity checking is considered as a crucial technique about data owners who upload enormous data to cloud server provider. A majority of the existing remote data integrity checking protocols rely on the expensive public key infrastructure. In addition, the verification of certificates needs heavy computation and communication cost. Meanwhile, the existing some protocols are not secure under the quantum computer attacks. However, lattice-based constructed cryptography can resist quantum computer attacks and is fairly effective, involving matrix-matrix or matrix-vector multiplications. So, we propose an identity-based remote data integrity checking protocol from lattices, which can eliminate the certificate management process and resist quantum computer attacks. Our protocol is completeness and provably secure based on the hardness small integer solution assumption. The presented scheme is secure against cloud service provider attacks, and leaks no any blocks of the stored file to the third party auditor during verification stage, namely the data privacy against the curiosity third party auditor attacks. The cloud service provider attack includes lost attack and tamper attack. Furthermore, the performance analysis of some protocols demonstrate that our protocol of remote data integrity checking is useful and efficient.
Breuer, P. T., Bowen, J. P., Palomar, E., Liu, Z..  2017.  Encrypted computing: Speed, security and provable obfuscation against insiders. 2017 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST). :1–6.

Over the past few years we have articulated theory that describes ‘encrypted computing’, in which data remains in encrypted form while being worked on inside a processor, by virtue of a modified arithmetic. The last two years have seen research and development on a standards-compliant processor that shows that near-conventional speeds are attainable via this approach. Benchmark performance with the US AES-128 flagship encryption and a 1GHz clock is now equivalent to a 433MHz classic Pentium, and most block encryptions fit in AES's place. This summary article details how user data is protected by a system based on the processor from being read or interfered with by the computer operator, for those computing paradigms that entail trust in data-oriented computation in remote locations where it may be accessible to powerful and dishonest insiders. We combine: (i) the processor that runs encrypted; (ii) a slightly modified conventional machine code instruction set architecture with which security is achievable; (iii) an ‘obfuscating’ compiler that takes advantage of its possibilities, forming a three-point system that provably provides cryptographic "semantic security" for user data against the operator and system insiders.

Liu, Z., Liu, Y., Winter, P., Mittal, P., Hu, Y. C..  2017.  TorPolice: Towards enforcing service-defined access policies for anonymous communication in the Tor network. 2017 IEEE 25th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP). :1–10.
Tor is the most widely used anonymity network, currently serving millions of users each day. However, there is no access control in place for all these users, leaving the network vulnerable to botnet abuse and attacks. For example, criminals frequently use exit relays as stepping stones for attacks, causing service providers to serve CAPTCHAs to exit relay IP addresses or blacklisting them altogether, which leads to severe usability issues for legitimate Tor users. To address this problem, we propose TorPolice, the first privacy-preserving access control framework for Tor. TorPolice enables abuse-plagued service providers such as Yelp to enforce access rules to police and throttle malicious requests coming from Tor while still providing service to legitimate Tor users. Further, TorPolice equips Tor with global access control for relays, enhancing Tor's resilience to botnet abuse. We show that TorPolice preserves the privacy of Tor users, implement a prototype of TorPolice, and perform extensive evaluations to validate our design goals.