Public auditing enables efficient integrity checks of data assigned to cloud servers. In this article, we revisit the public auditing for encrypted data, in which a major concern is how to effectively support data dynamics, i.e., data modification, insertion, and deletion. We first determine which factor in existing auditing schemes most limits data dynamics from a cost perspective. We then propose a novel public auditing scheme that provides data dynamics that are orders of magnitude faster than previous methods. Our auditing challenge-response protocol reduces the computation cost of the third-party auditor (TPA) significantly, thus increasing the verification speed for the auditing results. Performance and security analysis demonstrates that the proposed scheme generates minimal computation costs while guaranteeing data integrity and privacy against an untrusted cloud.
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- Public auditing
- cloud computing
- data dynamics
- data integrity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Information Systems and Management