Mediated Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption and Its Application

L. Ibraimi, M. Petkovic, S.I. Nikova, Pieter H. Hartel, Willem Jonker

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In Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption (CP-ABE), a user secret key is associated with a set of attributes, and the ciphertext is associated with an access policy over attributes. The user can decrypt the ciphertext if and only if the attribute set of his secret key satisfies the access policy specified in the ciphertext. Several CP-ABE schemes have been proposed, however, some practical problems, such as attribute revocation, still needs to be addressed. In this paper, we propose a mediated Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption (mCP-ABE) which extends CP-ABE with instantaneous attribute revocation. Furthermore, we demonstrate how to apply the proposed mCP-ABE scheme to securely manage Personal Health Records (PHRs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security Applications
Subtitle of host publication10th International Workshop, WISA 2009, Busan, Korea, August 25-27, 2009, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHeung Youl Youm, Moti Yung
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-10838-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-10837-2
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2009
Event10th International Workshop on Information Security Applications, WISA 2009 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 25 Aug 200927 Aug 2009
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Workshop10th International Workshop on Information Security Applications, WISA 2009
Abbreviated titleWISA
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • METIS-266429
  • SCS-Cybersecurity
  • EWI-17827
  • IR-71113


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