International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

ISSN: 2074-9090 (Print), ISSN: 2074-9104 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJCNIS Vol.9, No.6, Jun. 2017

A Hybrid Cryptographic Model for Data Storage in Mobile Cloud Computing

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Oladeji P. Akomolafe, Matthew O. Abodunrin

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Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC);Amazon S3;Advanced Encryption Standard (AES);Blake2b;Schnorr signature;Cryptography


Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is a paradigm that integrates Cloud Computing and Mobile Computing to deliver a better Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS) to mobile users and cloud subscribers. Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) inherited resource limitation from Mobile Computing which was solved with Cloud Computing. Meanwhile, Cloud Computing has inherent problems such as privacy of user's data stored on cloud, intrusion detection, platform reliability, and security threats caused by multiple virtual machines. Thus, hindering the growth and the full acceptance of Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) by subscribers. However, using a signature based hybrid cryptography ensures confidentiality, integrity, authentication and non-repudiation on resource-poverty devices used in Mobile Cloud Computing. This paper presents a data protection scheme where data is encrypted using a hybrid cryptographic algorithm which is composed of Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Blake2b and Schnorr signature before being stored in the cloud storage (Amazon Simple Storage Server). Thus, data confidentiality, integrity, authentication and non-repudiation are ensured.

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Oladeji P. Akomolafe, Matthew O. Abodunrin,"A Hybrid Cryptographic Model for Data Storage in Mobile Cloud Computing", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), Vol.9, No.6, pp.53-60, 2017.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2017.06.06


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