Improved ciphertext-policy time using short elliptic curve Diffie–Hellman

Pongpisit Wuttidittachotti, Parinya Natho


Ciphertext-policy attribute-based encryption (CP-ABE) is a suitable solution for the protection of data privacy and security in cloud storage services. In a CP-ABE scheme which provides an access structure with a set of attributes, users can decrypt messages only if they receive a key with the desired attributes. As the number of attributes increases, the security measures are strengthened proportionately, and they can be applied to longer messages as well. The decryption of these ciphertexts also requires a large decryption key which may increase the decryption time. In this paper, we proposed a new method for improving the access time to the CP using a new elliptic curve that enables a short key size to be distributed to the users that allows them to use the defined attributes for encryption and decryption. Each user has a specially created key which uses the defined attributes for encryption and decryption based on the Diffie-Hellman method. After the implement, the results show that this system saves nearly half of the execution time for encryption and decryption compared to previous methods. This proposed system provides guaranteed security by means of the elliptic curve discrete logarithmic problem.


attribute-based encryption; ciphtertext policy time short elliptic curve Diffie–Hellman CPT-SECDH; ciphtertext-policy time; Diffie–Hellman; elliptic curve;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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