Friday 23rd of February 2018

Building a Cloud Storage Encryption (CSE) Architecture for Enhancing Cloud Security

Hamdan M. Al-Sabri and Saleh M. Al-Saleem

Cloud computing is one of the most important way that allows sharing distributed sources currently, as it\'s also complex and result in many security-related issues. Overall data security is an important factor in cloud computing as encryption technologies play a key role in secure data in the cloud storage, as the outsourcing of data storage concern in terms of security. We need to encryption technologies to ensure the confidentiality of data during transport to cloud storage. This paper proposed Cloud Storage Encryption (CSE) Architecture by using encryption/ searchable encryption technologies to provide a high level of data protection during transfer to cloud storage. The proposed Architecture is composed of seven components (Director generate Keys and privileges, Users of Data, The role of users, Encryption Point, Decryption Point, Searchable Encryption , and Cloud Data Storage). The CSE Architecture allow Encrypts data and indexed in a manner that ensures the protection of data during transport as it allows the search process in the encrypted data and retrieval in a safe manner. Moreover, Policy encryption / decryption and access method is discussed.

Keywords: Cloud Computing, Security, Encryption Techniques, Cloud Data Storage (CDS), Cloud Data Storage Security (CDSS), Cloud Storage Encryption (CSE) Architecture.

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Hamdan M. Al-Sabri
Hamdan M. Al-Sabri received his B.Sc. degree in computer science in 2009 and his Master degree from King Saud University in 2011, and he is currently doing his PhD at the department of information Systems, college of computer and information sciences, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia. Al-Sabri has published papers in SOA, Knowledge Management, ERP, and Computer Security.

Saleh M. Al-Saleem
Saleh M. Al-Saleem Dr. Saleh Al-Saleem , Associate Professor in College of Computer and Information Science, King Saud University. He received his PhD from Wayne State University, Michigan, USA, 2001, in the field of computer science (Evolutionary Computation). He received his Master degree in computer science from Ball State University, IN, USA 1996, and His BS degree in computer science from College of education, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia 1991. He served as the dean of admission & registration in Shaqra University, and also served as the head of IT and e-Learning in Shaqra University. Previously he worked as head of Information Technology department at the Arab Open University, and before that he worked as the head of Computer Technology department and faculty member in Riyadh College of Technology. Dr. Al-Saleem current research interests includes: evolutionary computation, Text Classification, ERP, BPM, e-Learning, and Open Source.

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