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New Findings from University of Western Macedonia in the Area of Information Technology Described

February 4, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- Current study results on Information Technology have been published. According to news reporting originating from Kozani, Greece, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Cloud computing emerges as a new computing paradigm that aims to provide reliable, customized and quality of service guaranteed computation environments for cloud users. Applications and databases are moved to the large centralized data centers, called cloud."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Western Macedonia, "Due to resource virtualization, global replication and migration, the physical absence of data and machine in the cloud, the stored data in the cloud and the computation results may not be well managed and fully trusted by the cloud users. Most of the previous work on the cloud security focuses on the storage security rather than taking the computation security into consideration together. In this paper, we propose a privacy cheating discouragement and secure computation auditing protocol, or SecCloud, which is a first protocol bridging secure storage and secure computation auditing in cloud and achieving privacy cheating discouragement by designated verifier signature, batch verification and probabilistic sampling techniques. The detailed analysis is given to obtain an optimal sampling size to minimize the cost. Another major contribution of this paper is that we build a practical secure-aware cloud computing experimental environment, or SecHDFS, as a test bed to implement SecCloud."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Further experimental results have demonstrated the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed SecCloud."

For more information on this research see: Security and privacy for storage and computation in cloud computing. Information Sciences, 2014;258():371-386. Information Sciences can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Information Sciences - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505730)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L.F. Wei, Univ Western Macedonia, Dept. of Comp & Telecommun Engn, Kozani, Greece. Additional authors for this research include H.J. Zhu, Z.F. Cao, X.L. Dong, W.W. Jia, Y.L. Chen and A.V. Vasilakos.

Keywords for this news article include: Kozani, Greece, Europe, Information Technology

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