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Project ID: 433
Author: Mutaher Kashif Mohammad
Project Title: Using Homomorphic Encryption to Protect Confidentiality and Integrity of Data in a Simulated Cloud Environment
Semester: 1 2014
Committe Chair: Dr. Mario Garcia
Committee Member 1: Dr. David Thomas
Project Description: Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers that are used to store, manage and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. Now a days, cloud computing is one of the dominant methods used for providing computing infrastructure for Internet services. Actually, most cloud computing concepts originally came from the academic research community, but as clouds grew in popularity, industry has driven their design and development. Cloud computing offers computing and software services on demand by connecting to computing resources and access to IT managed services with an ease. This flexibility of cloud based services comes with risk of security and privacy of user’s data. Client privacy is a tentative issue as all clients do not have the same demands regarding privacy. In this project, the proposed system provides the cloud data security using the homomorphic encryption technique. This technique provides functionality to perform operations on encrypted data without using the private key and without decrypting that data. After decrypting the result of this operation, it is the same as if we carried out the calculation on the plain data. This major strength of homomorphic encryption allows the cloud service providers to perform operations on encrypted client data without compromising on the client data privacy. In most real world applications, securing cloud data with efficient homomorphic encryption systems is a work in progress. However, there are a number of practical applications where we use these systems and there is scope for designing more efficient homomorphic encryption systems in the future.
Project URL:   433.pdf