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Bogdan-Iulian, C., Vasilică-Gabriel, S., Alexandru, M. D., Nicolae, G., Andrei, V..  2020.  Improved Secure Internet of Things System using Web Services and Low Power Single-board Computers. 2020 International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering (EHB). :1—5.

Internet of Things (IoT) systems are becoming widely used, which makes them to be a high-value target for both hackers and crackers. From gaining access to sensitive information to using them as bots for complex attacks, the variety of advantages after exploiting different security vulnerabilities makes the security of IoT devices to be one of the most challenging desideratum for cyber security experts. In this paper, we will propose a new IoT system, designed to ensure five data principles: confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication and authorization. The innovative aspects are both the usage of a web-based communication and a custom dynamic data request structure.

Mehraj, S., Banday, M. T..  2020.  Establishing a Zero Trust Strategy in Cloud Computing Environment. 2020 International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics (ICCCI). :1—6.
The increased use of cloud services and its various security and privacy challenges such as identity theft, data breach, data integrity and data confidentiality has made trust management, which is one of the most multifaceted aspect in cloud computing, inevitable. The growing reputation of cloud computing technology makes it immensely important to be acquainted with the meaning of trust in the cloud, as well as identify how the customer and the cloud service providers establish that trust. The traditional trust management mechanisms represent a static trust relationship which falls deficit while meeting up the dynamic requirement of cloud services. In this paper, a conceptual zero trust strategy for the cloud environment has been proposed. The model offers a conceptual typology of perceptions and philosophies for establishing trust in cloud services. Further, importance of trust establishment and challenges of trust in cloud computing have also been explored and discussed.
Zhang, Z., Wang, Z., Li, S..  2020.  Research and Implementation on an Efficient Public Key Encryption Algorithm with Keyword Search Scheme. 2020 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics (ICCCBDA). :314–319.
With the rapid development of network storage service, a number of companies and individuals have stored data on a third-party server. Encryption is an effective means of protecting the confidentiality and privacy of data, but retrieval on the encrypted data is a very difficult task. Thus, searchable encryption has become a hot topic in recent years. The paper first introduces the existing searchable encryption algorithms. Then studies the new PEKS scheme (NPEKS) and analyzes its performance and efficiency. In the end, based on NPEKS, introduced attribute encryption, designed a scheme which is suitable for corporate cloud storage environment. This scheme not only has the advantages of simplicity and efficiency, but also can realize the secret retrieval of the third-party data. Experiments show that comparing with existing PEKS schemes and other improved schemes, this scheme has the advantages of simplicity and high efficiency. In addition, its security is the same as existing PEKS schemes.
Marasco, E. O., Quaglia, F..  2020.  AuthentiCAN: a Protocol for Improved Security over CAN. 2020 Fourth World Conference on Smart Trends in Systems, Security and Sustainability (WorldS4). :533–538.
The continuous progress of electronic equipments has influenced car manufacturers, leading to the integration of the latest infotainment technologies and providing connection to external devices, such as mobile phones. Modern cars work with ECUs (Electronic Control Units) that handle user interactions and sensor data, by also sending information to actuators using simple, reliable and efficient networks with fast protocols, like CAN (Controller Area Network). This is the most used vehicular protocol, which allows interconnecting different ECUs, making them interact in a synergic manner. On the down side, there is a security risk related to the exposition of malicious ECU's frames-possibly generated by compromised devices-which can lead to the possibility to remote control all the car equipments (like brakes and others) by an attacker. We propose a solution to this problem, designing an authentication and encryption system above CAN, called AuthentiCAN. Our proposal is tailored for the evolution of CAN called CAN-FD, and avoids the possibility for an attacker to inject malicious frames that are not discarded by the destination ECUs. Also, we avoid the possibility for an attacker to learn the interactions that occur across ECUs, with the objective of maliciously replaying messages-which would lead the actuator's logic to be no longer compliant with the actual data sources. We also present a simulation study of our solution, where we provide an assessment of its overhead, e.g. in terms of reduction of the throughput of data-unit transfer over CAN-FD, caused by the added security features.
Yadav, M. K., Gugal, D., Matkar, S., Waghmare, S..  2019.  Encrypted Keyword Search in Cloud Computing using Fuzzy Logic. 2019 1st International Conference on Innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICIICT). :1–4.
Research and Development, and information management professionals routinely employ simple keyword searches or more complex Boolean queries when using databases such as PubMed and Ovid and search engines like Google to find the information they need. While satisfying the basic needs of the researcher, basic search is limited which can adversely affect both precision and recall, decreasing productivity and damaging the researchers' ability to discover new insights. The cloud service providers who store user's data may access sensitive information without any proper authority. A basic approach to save the data confidentiality is to encrypt the data. Data encryption also demands the protection of keyword privacy since those usually contain very vital information related to the files. Encryption of keywords protects keyword safety. Fuzzy keyword search enhances system usability by matching the files perfectly or to the nearest possible files against the keywords entered by the user based on similar semantics. Encrypted keyword search in cloud using this logic provides the user, on entering keywords, to receive best possible files in a more secured manner, by protecting the user's documents.
Singh, G., Garg, S..  2020.  Fuzzy Elliptic Curve Cryptography based Cipher Text Policy Attribute based Encryption for Cloud Security. 2020 International Conference on Intelligent Engineering and Management (ICIEM). :327–330.

Cipher Text Policy Attribute Based Encryption which is a form of Public Key Encryption has become a renowned approach as a Data access control scheme for data security and confidentiality. It not only provides the flexibility and scalability in the access control mechanisms but also enhances security by fuzzy fined-grained access control. However, schemes are there which for more security increases the key size which ultimately leads to high encryption and decryption time. Also, there is no provision for handling the middle man attacks during data transfer. In this paper, a light-weight and more scalable encryption mechanism is provided which not only uses fewer resources for encoding and decoding but also improves the security along with faster encryption and decryption time. Moreover, this scheme provides an efficient key sharing mechanism for providing secure transfer to avoid any man-in-the-middle attacks. Also, due to fuzzy policies inclusion, chances are there to get approximation of user attributes available which makes the process fast and reliable and improves the performance of legitimate users.

Avellaneda, Florent, Alikacem, El-Hackemi, Jaafar, Femi.  2019.  Using Attack Pattern for Cyber Attack Attribution. 2019 International Conference on Cybersecurity (ICoCSec). :1—6.

A cyber attack is a malicious and deliberate attempt by an individual or organization to breach the integrity, confidentiality, and/or availability of data or services of an information system of another individual or organization. Being able to attribute a cyber attack is a crucial question for security but this question is also known to be a difficult problem. The main reason why there is currently no solution that automatically identifies the initiator of an attack is that attackers usually use proxies, i.e. an intermediate node that relays a host over the network. In this paper, we propose to formalize the problem of identifying the initiator of a cyber attack. We show that if the attack scenario used by the attacker is known, then we are able to resolve the cyber attribution problem. Indeed, we propose a model to formalize these attack scenarios, that we call attack patterns, and give an efficient algorithm to search for attack pattern on a communication history. Finally, we experimentally show the relevance of our approach.

La Manna, Michele, Perazzo, Pericle, Rasori, Marco, Dini, Gianluca.  2019.  fABElous: An Attribute-Based Scheme for Industrial Internet of Things. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP). :33–38.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a technological vision in which constrained or embedded devices connect together through the Internet. This enables common objects to be empowered with communication and cooperation capabilities. Industry can take an enormous advantage of IoT, leading to the so-called Industrial IoT. In these systems, integrity, confidentiality, and access control over data are key requirements. An emerging approach to reach confidentiality and access control is Attribute-Based Encryption (ABE), which is a technique able to enforce cryptographically an access control over data. In this paper, we propose fABElous, an ABE scheme suitable for Industrial IoT applications which aims at minimizing the overhead of encryption on communication. fABElous ensures data integrity, confidentiality, and access control, while reducing the communication overhead of 35% with respect to using ABE techniques naively.
Protskaya, Yanina, Veltri, Luca.  2019.  Broker Bridging Mechanism for Providing Anonymity in MQTT. 2019 10th International Conference on Networks of the Future (NoF). :110—113.
With the growth of the number of smart devices the range of fields where they are used is growing too, and it is essential to protect the communication between them. In addition to data integrity and confidentiality, for which standard mechanisms exists, a security service that may also be required is anonymity, allowing entities to communicate with each other in such a way that no third party knows that they are the participants of a certain message exchange. In this paper we propose a mechanism for creating anonymous communications using MQTT protocol. The design of our solution is based on dynamic broker bridging mechanism and allows clients to subscribe and to publish to a topic remaining incognito.
Liu, Zechao, Jiang, Zoe L., Wang, Xuan, Wu, Yulin, Yiu, S.M..  2018.  Multi-Authority Ciphertext Policy Attribute-Based Encryption Scheme on Ideal Lattices. 2018 IEEE Intl Conf on Parallel Distributed Processing with Applications, Ubiquitous Computing Communications, Big Data Cloud Computing, Social Computing Networking, Sustainable Computing Communications (ISPA/IUCC/BDCloud/SocialCom/SustainCom). :1003—1008.
Ciphertext policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) is a promising cryptographic technology that provides fine-grained access control as well as data confidentiality. It enables one sender to encrypt the data for more receivers, and to specify a policy on who can decrypt the ciphertext using his/her attributes alone. However, most existing ABE schemes are constructed on bilinear maps and they cannot resist quantum attacks. In this paper, we propose a multi-authority CP-ABE (MA-CPABE) scheme on ideal lattices which is still secure in post-quantum era. On one hand, multiple attribute authorities are required when user's attributes cannot be managed by a central authority. On the other hand, compared with generic lattice, the ideal lattice has extra algebraic structure and can be used to construct more efficient cryptographic applications. By adding some virtual attributes for each authority, our scheme can support flexible threshold access policy. Security analysis shows that the proposed scheme is secure against chosen plaintext attack (CPA) in the standard model under the ring learning with errors (R-LWE) assumption.
Sharma, Yoshita, Gupta, Himanshu, Khatri, Sunil Kumar.  2019.  A Security Model for the Enhancement of Data Privacy in Cloud Computing. 2019 Amity International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AICAI). :898–902.
As we all are aware that internet acts as a depository to store cyberspace data and provide as a service to its user. cloud computing is a technology by internet, where a large amount of data being pooled by different users is stored. The data being stored comes from various organizations, individuals, and communities etc. Thus, security and privacy of data is of utmost importance to all of its users regardless of the nature of the data being stored. In this research paper the use of multiple encryption technique outlines the importance of data security and privacy protection. Also, what nature of attacks and issues might arise that may corrupt the data; therefore, it is essential to apply effective encryption methods to increase data security.
Duan, Huayi, Zheng, Yifeng, Du, Yuefeng, Zhou, Anxin, Wang, Cong, Au, Man Ho.  2019.  Aggregating Crowd Wisdom via Blockchain: A Private, Correct, and Robust Realization. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom. :1—10.

Crowdsensing, driven by the proliferation of sensor-rich mobile devices, has emerged as a promising data sensing and aggregation paradigm. Despite useful, traditional crowdsensing systems typically rely on a centralized third-party platform for data collection and processing, which leads to concerns like single point of failure and lack of operation transparency. Such centralization hinders the wide adoption of crowdsensing by wary participants. We therefore explore an alternative design space of building crowdsensing systems atop the emerging decentralized blockchain technology. While enjoying the benefits brought by the public blockchain, we endeavor to achieve a consolidated set of desirable security properties with a proper choreography of latest techniques and our customized designs. We allow data providers to safely contribute data to the transparent blockchain with the confidentiality guarantee on individual data and differential privacy on the aggregation result. Meanwhile, we ensure the service correctness of data aggregation and sanitization by delicately employing hardware-assisted transparent enclave. Furthermore, we maintain the robustness of our system against faulty data providers that submit invalid data, with a customized zero-knowledge range proof scheme. The experiment results demonstrate the high efficiency of our designs on both mobile client and SGX-enabled server, as well as reasonable on-chain monetary cost of running our task contract on Ethereum.

Chegenizadeh, Mostafa, Ali, Mohammad, Mohajeri, Javad, Aref, Mohammad Reza.  2019.  An Anonymous Attribute-based Access Control System Supporting Access Structure Update. 2019 16th International ISC (Iranian Society of Cryptology) Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (ISCISC). :85–91.
It is quite common nowadays for clients to outsource their personal data to a cloud service provider. However, it causes some new challenges in the area of data confidentiality and access control. Attribute-based encryption is a promising solution for providing confidentiality and fine-grained access control in a cloud-based cryptographic system. Moreover, in some cases, to preserve the privacy of clients and data, applying hidden access structures is required. Also, a data owner should be able to update his defined access structure at any time when he is online or not. As in several real-world application scenarios like e-health systems, the anonymity of recipients, and the possibility of updating access structures are two necessary requirements. In this paper, for the first time, we propose an attribute-based access control scheme with hidden access structures enabling the cloud to update access structures on expiry dates defined by a data owner.
Zhou, Wei, Wang, Jin, Li, Lingzhi, Wang, Jianping, Lu, Kejie, Zhou, Xiaobo.  2019.  An Efficient Secure Coded Edge Computing Scheme Using Orthogonal Vector. 2019 IEEE Intl Conf on Parallel Distributed Processing with Applications, Big Data Cloud Computing, Sustainable Computing Communications, Social Computing Networking (ISPA/BDCloud/SocialCom/SustainCom). :100—107.

In recent years, Edge Computing (EC) has attracted increasing attention for its advantages in handling latencysensitive and compute-intensive applications. It is becoming a widespread solution to solve the last mile problem of cloud computing. However, in actual EC deployments, data confidentiality becomes an unignorable issue because edge devices may be untrusted. In this paper, a secure and efficient edge computing scheme based on linear coding is proposed. Generally, linear coding can be utilized to achieve data confidentiality by encoding random blocks with original data blocks before they are distributed to unreliable edge nodes. However, the addition of a large amount of irrelevant random blocks also brings great communication overhead and high decoding complexities. In this paper, we focus on the design of secure coded edge computing using orthogonal vector to protect the information theoretic security of the data matrix stored on edge nodes and the input matrix uploaded by the user device, while to further reduce the communication overhead and decoding complexities. In recent years, Edge Computing (EC) has attracted increasing attention for its advantages in handling latencysensitive and compute-intensive applications. It is becoming a widespread solution to solve the last mile problem of cloud computing. However, in actual EC deployments, data confidentiality becomes an unignorable issue because edge devices may be untrusted. In this paper, a secure and efficient edge computing scheme based on linear coding is proposed. Generally, linear coding can be utilized to achieve data confidentiality by encoding random blocks with original data blocks before they are distributed to unreliable edge nodes. However, the addition of a large amount of irrelevant random blocks also brings great communication overhead and high decoding complexities. In this paper, we focus on the design of secure coded edge computing using orthogonal vector to protect the information theoretic security of the data matrix stored on edge nodes and the input matrix uploaded by the user device, while to further reduce the communication overhead and decoding complexities.

Tseng, Yi-Fan, Fan, Chun-I, Wu, Chin-Yu.  2019.  FGAC-NDN: Fine-Grained Access Control for Named Data Networks. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. 16:143—152.

Named data network (NDN) is one of the most promising information-centric networking architectures, where the core concept is to focus on the named data (or contents) themselves. Users in NDN can easily send a request packet to get the desired content regardless of its address. The routers in NDN have cache functionality to make the users instantly retrieve the desired file. Thus, the user can immediately get the desired file from the nearby nodes instead of the remote host. Nevertheless, NDN is a novel proposal and there are still some open issues to be resolved. In view of previous research, it is a challenge to achieve access control on a specific user and support potential receivers simultaneously. In order to solve it, we present a fine-grained access control mechanism tailored for NDN, supporting data confidentiality, potential receivers, and mobility. Compared to previous works, this is the first to support fine-grained access control and potential receivers. Furthermore, the proposed scheme achieves provable security under the DBDH assumption.

Fan, Chun-I, Chen, I-Te, Cheng, Chen-Kai, Huang, Jheng-Jia, Chen, Wen-Tsuen.  2018.  FTP-NDN: File Transfer Protocol Based on Re-Encryption for Named Data Network Supporting Nondesignated Receivers. IEEE Systems Journal. 12:473–484.
Due to users' network flow requirement and usage amount nowadays, TCP/IP networks may face various problems. For one, users of video services may access simultaneously the same content, which leads to the host incurring extra costs. Second, although nearby nodes may have the file that a user wants to access, the user cannot directly verify the file itself. This issue will lead the user to connect to a remote host rather than the nearby nodes and causes the network traffic to greatly increase. Therefore, the named data network (NDN), which is based on data itself, was brought about to deal with the aforementioned problems. In NDN, all users can access a file from the nearby nodes, and they can directly verify the file themselves rather than the specific host who holds the file. However, NDN still has no complete standard and secure file transfer protocol to support the ciphertext transmission and the problem of the unknown potential receivers. The straightforward solution is that a sender uses the receiver's public key to encrypt a file before she/he sends the file to NDN nodes. However, it will limit the behavior of users and incur significant storage costs of NDN nodes. This paper presents a complete secure file transfer protocol, which combines the data re-encryption, satisfies the requirement of secure ciphertext transmission, solves the problem of the unknown potential receivers, and saves the significant storage costs of NDN nodes. The proposed protocol is the first one that achieves data confidentiality and solves the problem of the unknown potential receivers in NDN. Finally, we also provide formal security models and proofs for the proposed FTP-NDN.
Wang, Congli, Lin, Jingqiang, Li, Bingyu, Li, Qi, Wang, Qiongxiao, Zhang, Xiaokun.  2019.  Analyzing the Browser Security Warnings on HTTPS Errors. ICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). :1—6.
HTTPS provides authentication, data confidentiality, and integrity for secure web applications in the Internet. In order to establish secure connections with the target website but not a man-in-the-middle or impersonation attacker, a browser shows security warnings to users, when different HTTPS errors happen (e.g., it fails to build a valid certificate chain, or the certificate subject does not match the domain visited). Each browser implements its own design of warnings on HTTPS errors, to balance security and usability. This paper presents a list of common HTTPS errors, and we investigate the browser behaviors on each error. Our study discloses browser defects on handling HTTPS errors in terms of cryptographic algorithm, certificate verification, name validation, HPKP, and HSTS.
Demir, Mehmet özgÜn, Kurty, GÜne Karabulut, Dartmannz, Guido, Ascheidx, Gerd, Pusane, Ali Emre.  2018.  Security Analysis of Forward Error Correction Codes in Relay Aided Networks. 2018 Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS). :1–5.

Network security and data confidentiality of transmitted information are among the non-functional requirements of industrial wireless sensor networks (IWSNs) in addition to latency, reliability and energy efficiency requirements. Physical layer security techniques are promising solutions to assist cryptographic methods in the presence of an eavesdropper in IWSN setups. In this paper, we propose a physical layer security scheme, which is based on both insertion of an random error vector to forward error correction (FEC) codewords and transmission over decentralized relay nodes. Reed-Solomon and Golay codes are selected as FEC coding schemes and the security performance of the proposed model is evaluated with the aid of decoding error probability of an eavesdropper. The results show that security level is highly based on the location of the eavesdropper and secure communication can be achieved when some of channels between eavesdropper and relay nodes are significantly noisier.

Jolfaei, Alireza, Kant, Krishna.  2019.  Privacy and Security of Connected Vehicles in Intelligent Transportation System. 2019 49th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks – Supplemental Volume (DSN-S). :9–10.
The paper considers data security and privacy issues in intelligent transportation systems which involve data streams coming out from individual vehicles to road side units. In this environment, there are issues in regards to the scalability of key management and computation limitations at the edge of the network. To address these issues, we suggest the formation of groups in the vehicular layer, where a group leader is assigned to communicate with group members and the road side unit. We propose a lightweight permutation mechanism for preserving the confidentiality and privacy of sensory data.
Harikrishnan, M., Lakshmy, K.V..  2019.  Secure Digital Service Payments using Zero Knowledge Proof in Distributed Network. 2019 5th International Conference on Advanced Computing Communication Systems (ICACCS). :307–312.
Performing a fair exchange without a Trusted Third Party (TTP) was considered to be impossible. With multi party computation and practices like Proof-of-Work (PoW), blockchain accomplishes a fair exchange in a trustless network. Data confidentiality is a key challenge that has to be resolved before adopting blockchain for enterprise applications where tokenized assets will be transferred. Protocols like Zcash are already providing the same for financial transactions but lacks flexibility required to apply in most of the potential use cases of blockchain. Most of the real world application work in a way where a transaction is carried out when a particular action is performed. Also, the zero knowledge proof method used in Zcash, ZKSNARK has certain weaknesses restricting its adoption. One of the major drawbacks of ZKSNARK is that it requires an initial trust setup phase which is difficult to achieve in blockchain ecosystem. ZKSTARK, an interactive zero knowledge proof does not require this phase and also provides security against post quantum attacks. We propose a system that uses two indistinguishable hash functions along with ZKSTARK to improve the flexibility of blockchain platforms. The two indistinguishable hash functions are chosen from SHA3-finalists based on their security, performance and inner designs.
Noura, Hassan, Chehab, Ali, Couturier, Raphael.  2019.  Lightweight Dynamic Key-Dependent and Flexible Cipher Scheme for IoT Devices. 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). :1–8.

Security attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) are on the rise and they lead to drastic consequences. Data confidentiality is typically based on a strong symmetric-key algorithm to guard against confidentiality attacks. However, there is a need to design an efficient lightweight cipher scheme for a number of applications for IoT systems. Recently, a set of lightweight cryptographic algorithms have been presented and they are based on the dynamic key approach, requiring a small number of rounds to minimize the computation and resource overhead, without degrading the security level. This paper follows this logic and provides a new flexible lightweight cipher, with or without chaining operation mode, with a simple round function and a dynamic key for each input message. Consequently, the proposed cipher scheme can be utilized for real-time applications and/or devices with limited resources such as Multimedia Internet of Things (MIoT) systems. The importance of the proposed solution is that it produces dynamic cryptographic primitives and it performs the mixing of selected blocks in a dynamic pseudo-random manner. Accordingly, different plaintext messages are encrypted differently, and the avalanche effect is also preserved. Finally, security and performance analysis are presented to validate the efficiency and robustness of the proposed cipher variants.

Albakri, Ashwag, Harn, Lein, Maddumala, Mahesh.  2019.  Polynomial-based Lightweight Key Management in a Permissioned Blockchain. 2019 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS). :1–9.

A permissioned blockchain platform comes with numerous assurances such as transaction confidentiality and system scalability to several organizations. Most permissioned blockchains rely on a Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI)as cryptographic tools to provide security services such as identity authentication and data confidentiality. Using PKI to validate transactions includes validating digital certificates of endorsement peers which creates an overhead in the system. Because public-key operations are computationally intensive, they limit the scalability of blockchain applications. Due to a large modulus size and expensive modular exponentiation operations, public-key operations such as RSA become slower than polynomial-based schemes, which involve a smaller modulus size and a less smaller number of modular multiplications. For instance, the 2048-bit RSA is approximately 15,728 times slower than a polynomial with a degree of 50 and 128-bit modulus size. In this paper, we propose a lightweight polynomial-based key management scheme in the context of a permissioned blockchain. Our scheme involves computationally less intensive polynomial evaluation operations such as additions and multiplications that result in a faster processing compared with public-key schemes. In addition, our proposed solution reduces the overhead of processing transactions and improves the system scalability. Security and performance analysis are provided in the paper.

Rady, Mai, Abdelkader, Tamer, Ismail, Rasha.  2018.  SCIQ-CD: A Secure Scheme to Provide Confidentiality and Integrity of Query results for Cloud Databases. 2018 14th International Computer Engineering Conference (ICENCO). :225–230.
Database outsourcing introduces a new paradigm, called Database as a Service (DBaaS). Database Service Providers (DSPs) have the ability to host outsourced databases and provide efficient facilities for their users. However, the data and the execution of database queries are under the control of the DSP, which is not always a trusted authority. Therefore, our problem is to ensure the outsourced database security. To address this problem, we propose a Secure scheme to provide Confidentiality and Integrity of Query results for Cloud Databases (SCIQ-CD). The performance analysis shows that our proposed scheme is secure and efficient for practical deployment.
Alomari, Mohammad Ahmed, Hafiz Yusoff, M., Samsudin, Khairulmizam, Ahmad, R. Badlishah.  2019.  Light Database Encryption Design Utilizing Multicore Processors for Mobile Devices. 2019 IEEE 15th International Colloquium on Signal Processing Its Applications (CSPA). :254–259.

The confidentiality of data stored in embedded and handheld devices has become an urgent necessity more than ever before. Encryption of sensitive data is a well-known technique to preserve their confidentiality, however it comes with certain costs that can heavily impact the device processing resources. Utilizing multicore processors, which are equipped with current embedded devices, has brought a new era to enhance data confidentiality while maintaining suitable device performance. Encrypting the complete storage area, also known as Full Disk Encryption (FDE) can still be challenging, especially with newly emerging massive storage systems. Alternatively, since the most user sensitive data are residing inside persisting databases, it will be more efficient to focus on securing SQLite databases, through encryption, where SQLite is the most common RDBMS in handheld and embedded systems. This paper addresses the problem of ensuring data protection in embedded and mobile devices while maintaining suitable device performance by mitigating the impact of encryption. We presented here a proposed design for a parallel database encryption system, called SQLite-XTS. The proposed system encrypts data stored in databases transparently on-the-fly without the need for any user intervention. To maintain a proper device performance, the system takes advantage of the commodity multicore processors available with most embedded and mobile devices.

Janjua, K., Ali, W..  2018.  Enhanced Secure Mechanism for Virtual Machine Migration in Clouds. 2018 International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT). :135–140.
Live VM migration is the most vulnerable process in cloud federations for DDOS attacks, loss of data integrity, confidentiality, unauthorized access and injection of malicious viruses on VM disk images. We have scrutinized following set of crucial security features which are; authorization, confidentiality, replay protection (accountability), integrity, mutual authentication and source non-repudiation (availability) to cater different threats and vulnerabilities during live VM migration. The investigated threats and vulnerabilities are catered and implemented in a proposed solution, presented in this paper. Six security features-authorization, confidentiality, replay protection, integrity, mutual authentication and source non-repudiation are focused and modular implementation has been done. Solution is validated in AVISPA tool in modules for threats for all the notorious security requirements and no outbreak were seen.