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RESCUE: Resilient Secret Sharing Cloud-based Architecture.

Ukwandu, Elochukwu; Buchanan, William J; Fan, Lu; Russell, Gordon; Lo, Owen


Elochukwu Ukwandu

Lu Fan


This paper presents an architecture (RESCUE) of a system that is capable of implementing: a keyless encryption method; self-destruction of data within a time frame without user’s intervention; and break-glass data recovery, with in-built failover protection. It aims to overcome many of the current problems within Cloud-based infastructures, such as in the loss of private keys, and inherent failover protection. The architecture uses a secret share method with: an Application Platform; Proxy Servers with Routers; and a Metadata Server. These interact within a multi-cloud environment to provide a robust, secure and dependable system, and which showcases a new direction in an improved cloud computing environment. It aims to ensure user privacy, and reduces the potential for data loss, as well as reducing denial-of-service outages within the cloud, and with failover protection for stored data. In order to assessement the best secret sharing method that could be used for the architecture, the paper outlines a range of experiments on the performance footprint of the most relevant secret sharing schemes.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name TrustCom 2015 The 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications
Start Date Aug 20, 2015
End Date Apr 22, 2015
Acceptance Date Aug 31, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 3, 2015
Publication Date Dec 3, 2015
Deposit Date Aug 28, 2015
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 872-879
Book Title 2015 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA Vol. 1
ISBN 9781467379526
Keywords Cloud computing, Encryption, Servers, Computer architecture, Electronic voting
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