Title: Towards P2P dynamic-hash-table-based public auditing for cloud data privacy, security and integrity

Authors: Raziqa Masood; Nitin Pandey; Q.P. Rana

Addresses: Amity Institute of Information Technology, Sector-125, Noida – 201313 (UP), India ' Amity Institute of Information Technology, Sector-125, Noida – 201313 (UP), India ' Jamia Hamdard University, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi – 110062, India

Abstract: Cloud storage is the most demanded feature of cloud computing to provide outsourced data on-demand. However, users are in a dilemma to trust over the cloud service providers regarding whether privacy is preserved, integrity is maintained, and security is guaranteed, towards the outsourced data. Therefore, it requires developing an efficient auditing technique to provide confidence upon the data present in cloud storage. We propose a peer-to-peer (P2P) public auditing scheme to audit outsourced data using a dynamic-hash-table (DHT) to strengthen the users' trust, and availability over the data. Each DHT maintains the information of outsourced data, which helps the auditors to provide safety and integrity while auditing them. Moreover, these auditors are organised into a structured P2P to accelerate the auditing along with the auditor's availability. Thus, the proposed scheme overcomes from a single point of failure, and found to be computational less as compared with the existing methods.

Keywords: cloud computing; dynamic hash table; DHT; outsourced data storage; peer-to-peer; P2P; privacy; public auditing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2023.129775

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2023 Vol.12 No.1, pp.72 - 89

Received: 21 Apr 2020
Accepted: 03 May 2020

Published online: 27 Mar 2023 *

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