Title: A multi-agent system approach based on cryptographic algorithm for securing communications and protecting stored data in the cloud-computing environment

Authors: Mohammed Amine Yagoub; Okba Kazar; Mounir Beggas

Addresses: Computer Science Department, University of Biskra, 07000 Biskra, Algeria; Computer Science Department, University of El-Oued, 39000 El-Oued, Algeria ' Computer Science Department, and Laboratoire d'Informatique Intelligente (LINFI), University of Biskra, 07000 Biskra, Algeria ' Computer Science Department, University of El-Oued, 39000 El-Oued, Algeria

Abstract: The cloud computing has been envisioned as the next generation architecture of information technology enterprise. The Internet is indispensable in present days to provide and maintain the data. Such applications can be used by the end-user via the cloud communications without any configuration. Moreover, the user's data files can be accessed from any other computer using the Internet services. The security goal is to save data from threat and vulnerability which is handled by various approaches. The data should be encrypted prior to be transmitted and stored. We aim to propose a solution such that we will encrypt the whole data along with the cryptographic key. This contribution provides a new architecture that combines, obfuscation technique, hybrid encryption algorithms and the homomorphic encryption approaches. The proposed security architecture based on multi-agent system for cloud computing communications and storage environment that takes into account the most known security gaps.

Keywords: secure cloud computing; data protection; obfuscation; multi-agent system; fully homomorphic encryption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJICS.2019.101931

International Journal of Information and Computer Security, 2019 Vol.11 No.4/5, pp.413 - 430

Received: 03 Nov 2017
Accepted: 07 Sep 2018

Published online: 27 Aug 2019 *

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