Title: EC(DH)2: an effective secured data storage mechanism for cloud based IoT applications using elliptic curve and Diffie-Hellman

Authors: Balasubramanian Prabhu Kavin; Sannasi Ganapathy

Addresses: School of Computing Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology-Chennai, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 600127, India ' School of Computing Science and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology-Chennai, Chennai, Tamilnadu, 600127, India

Abstract: In the rapid growth of cloud computing with internet of things (IoT) technology utilisation in this fast world, security is an essential issue in cloud data storage and access the encrypted data. In the past, several researchers have worked on data storage mechanisms and came up with different ideas to fulfil the cloud user's expectation. Even though, they have failed to provide the sufficient security on cloud. For providing better security over the cloud, we propose a new elliptic curve and Diffie-Hellman based data storage mechanism called EC(DH)2. Here, the standard Diffie-Hellman algorithm is used twice as DH2 and it is combined with the standard elliptic curve cryptographic algorithm for performing secured storage in cloud based IoT applications. The experiments have been conducted by using the various sizes of documents and files for evaluating the proposed EC(DH)2 algorithm and is proven that it provides better protection and increased key size.

Keywords: cloud computing; Diffie-Hellman; DH; security; elliptic curve cryptography; ECC; internet of things; IoT; data storage.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2020.109538

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2020 Vol.10 No.5, pp.601 - 617

Received: 12 Oct 2018
Accepted: 28 Dec 2018

Published online: 08 May 2020 *

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