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Zhang, Rui, Xue, Rui, Yu, Ting, Liu, Ling.  2016.  Dynamic and Efficient Private Keyword Search over Inverted Index–Based Encrypted Data. ACM Trans. Internet Technol.. 16:21:1–21:20.

Querying over encrypted data is gaining increasing popularity in cloud-based data hosting services. Security and efficiency are recognized as two important and yet conflicting requirements for querying over encrypted data. In this article, we propose an efficient private keyword search (EPKS) scheme that supports binary search and extend it to dynamic settings (called DEPKS) for inverted index–based encrypted data. First, we describe our approaches of constructing a searchable symmetric encryption (SSE) scheme that supports binary search. Second, we present a novel framework for EPKS and provide its formal security definitions in terms of plaintext privacy and predicate privacy by modifying Shen et al.’s security notions [Shen et al. 2009]. Third, built on the proposed framework, we design an EPKS scheme whose complexity is logarithmic in the number of keywords. The scheme is based on the groups of prime order and enjoys strong notions of security, namely statistical plaintext privacy and statistical predicate privacy. Fourth, we extend the EPKS scheme to support dynamic keyword and document updates. The extended scheme not only maintains the properties of logarithmic-time search efficiency and plaintext privacy and predicate privacy but also has fewer rounds of communications for updates compared to existing dynamic search encryption schemes. We experimentally evaluate the proposed EPKS and DEPKS schemes and show that they are significantly more efficient in terms of both keyword search complexity and communication complexity than existing randomized SSE schemes.

Zhang, Rui, Chen, Hongwei.  2019.  Intrusion Detection of Industrial Control System Based on Stacked Auto-Encoder. 2019 Chinese Automation Congress (CAC). :5638—5643.

With the deep integration of industrial control systems and Internet technologies, how to effectively detect whether industrial control systems are threatened by intrusion is a difficult problem in industrial security research. Aiming at the difficulty of high dimensionality and non-linearity of industrial control system network data, the stacked auto-encoder is used to extract the network data features, and the multi-classification support vector machine is used for classification. The research results show that the accuracy of the intrusion detection model reaches 95.8%.

Wang, Ti, Ma, Hui, Zhou, Yongbin, Zhang, Rui, Song, Zishuai.  2019.  Fully Accountable Data Sharing for Pay-As-You-Go Cloud Scenes. IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. :1–1.
Many enterprises and individuals prefer to outsource data to public cloud via various pricing approaches. One of the most widely-used approaches is the pay-as-you-go model, where the data owner hires public cloud to share data with data consumers, and only pays for the actually consumed services. To realize controllable and secure data sharing, ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) is a suitable solution, which can provide fine-grained access control and encryption functionalities simultaneously. But there are some serious challenges when applying CP-ABE in pay-as-you-go. Firstly, the decryption cost in ABE is too heavy for data consumers. Secondly, ABE ciphertexts probably suffer distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, but there is no solution that can eliminate the security risk. At last, the data owner should audit resource consumption to guarantee the transparency of charge, while the existing method is inefficient. In this work, we propose a general construction named fully accountable ABE (FA-ABE), which simultaneously solves all the challenges by supporting all-sided accountability in the pay-as-you-go model. We formally define the security model and prove the security in the standard model. Also, we implement an instantiate construction with the self-developed library libabe. The experiment results indicate the efficiency and practicality of our construction.
Tan, Gaosheng, Zhang, Rui, Ma, Hui, Tao, Yang.  2017.  Access Control Encryption Based on LWE. Proceedings of the 4th ACM International Workshop on ASIA Public-Key Cryptography. :43–50.

Damgard et al. proposed a new primitive called access control encryption (ACE) [6] which not only protects the privacy of the message, but also controls the ability of the sender to send the message. We will give a new construction based on the Learning with Error (LWE) assumption [12], which is one of the two open problems in [6]. Although there are many public key encryption schemes based on LWE and supporting homomorphic operations. We find that not every scheme can be used to build ACE. In order to keep the security and correctness of ACE, the random constant chosen by the sanitizer should satisfy stricter condition. We also give a different security proof of ACE based on LWE from it based on DDH. We will see that although the modulus of LWE should be super-polynomial, the ACE scheme is still as secure as the general public key encryption scheme based on the lattice [5].

Li, Jiawei, Wang, Chuyu, Li, Ang, Han, Dianqi, Zhang, Yan, Zuo, Jinhang, Zhang, Rui, Xie, Lei, Zhang, Yanchao.  2020.  RF-Rhythm: Secure and Usable Two-Factor RFID Authentication. IEEE INFOCOM 2020 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications. :2194—2203.
Passive RFID technology is widely used in user authentication and access control. We propose RF-Rhythm, a secure and usable two-factor RFID authentication system with strong resilience to lost/stolen/cloned RFID cards. In RF-Rhythm, each legitimate user performs a sequence of taps on his/her RFID card according to a self-chosen secret melody. Such rhythmic taps can induce phase changes in the backscattered signals, which the RFID reader can detect to recover the user's tapping rhythm. In addition to verifying the RFID card's identification information as usual, the backend server compares the extracted tapping rhythm with what it acquires in the user enrollment phase. The user passes authentication checks if and only if both verifications succeed. We also propose a novel phase-hopping protocol in which the RFID reader emits Continuous Wave (CW) with random phases for extracting the user's secret tapping rhythm. Our protocol can prevent a capable adversary from extracting and then replaying a legitimate tapping rhythm from sniffed RFID signals. Comprehensive user experiments confirm the high security and usability of RF-Rhythm with false-positive and false-negative rates close to zero.
Han, Dianqi, Chen, Yimin, Li, Tao, Zhang, Rui, Zhang, Yaochao, Hedgpeth, Terri.  2018.  Proximity-Proof: Secure and Usable Mobile Two-Factor Authentication. Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking. :401–415.

Mobile two-factor authentication (2FA) has become commonplace along with the popularity of mobile devices. Current mobile 2FA solutions all require some form of user effort which may seriously affect the experience of mobile users, especially senior citizens or those with disability such as visually impaired users. In this paper, we propose Proximity-Proof, a secure and usable mobile 2FA system without involving user interactions. Proximity-Proof automatically transmits a user's 2FA response via inaudible OFDM-modulated acoustic signals to the login browser. We propose a novel technique to extract individual speaker and microphone fingerprints of a mobile device to defend against the powerful man-in-the-middle (MiM) attack. In addition, Proximity-Proof explores two-way acoustic ranging to thwart the co-located attack. To the best of our knowledge, Proximity-Proof is the first mobile 2FA scheme resilient to the MiM and co-located attacks. We empirically analyze that Proximity-Proof is at least as secure as existing mobile 2FA solutions while being highly usable. We also prototype Proximity-Proof and confirm its high security, usability, and efficiency through comprehensive user experiments.

Fei, Jiaxuan, Shi, Congcong, Yuan, Xuechong, Zhang, Rui, Chen, Wei, Yang, Yi.  2019.  Reserch on Cyber Attack of Key Measurement and Control Equipment in Power Grid. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Energy Internet (ICEI). :31-36.

The normal operation of key measurement and control equipment in power grid (KMCEPG) is of great significance for safe and stable operation of power grid. Firstly, this paper gives a systematic overview of KMCEPG. Secondly, the cyber security risks of KMCEPG on the main station / sub-station side, channel side and terminal side are analyzed and the related vulnerabilities are discovered. Thirdly, according to the risk analysis results, the attack process construction technology of KMCEPG is proposed, which provides the test process and attack ideas for the subsequent KMCEPG-related attack penetration. Fourthly, the simulation penetration test environment is built, and a series of attack tests are carried out on the terminal key control equipment by using the attack flow construction technology proposed in this paper. The correctness of the risk analysis and the effectiveness of the attack process construction technology are verified. Finally, the attack test results are analyzed, and the attack test cases of terminal critical control devices are constructed, which provide the basis for the subsequent attack test. The attack flow construction technology and attack test cases proposed in this paper improve the network security defense capability of key equipment of power grid, ensure the safe and stable operation of power grid, and have strong engineering application value.