Malicious entities are in vain: preserving privacy in publish and subscribe systems

Shujie Cui, Sana Belguith, Pramodya De Alwis, Muhammad Rizwan Asghar, Giovanni Russello

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Abstract

Publish and subscribe (pub/sub) system is a decoupled communication paradigm that allows routing of publications. Through a set of dedicated third party servers, referred to as brokers, publications are disseminated without establishing any link between publishers and subscribers. However, the involvement of these brokers raises security and privacy issues as they can harvest sensitive data about subscribers. Furthermore, a malicious broker may collude with malicious subscribers and/or publishers to infer subscribers' interests. Our solution is such that subscribers' interests are not revealed to curious brokers and published data can only be accessed by the authorised subscribers. Moreover, the proposed protocol is secure against the collusion attacks between malicious brokers, publishers, and subscribers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom 2018), The 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering (IEEE BigDataSE 2018)
EditorsKim-Kwang Raymond Choo, Yongxin Zhu, Zongming Fei, Bhavani Thuraisingham, Yang Xiang
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1624-1627
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643884
ISBN (Print)9781538643877, 9781538643891
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom) 2018 - New York, United States of America
Duration: 31 Jul 20183 Aug 2018
Conference number: 17th
http://www.cloud-conf.net/trustcom18/ (Conference Website)
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8454845/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings - 17th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications and 12th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Science and Engineering, Trustcom/BigDataSE 2018
PublisherThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
ISSN (Electronic)2324-9013

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom) 2018
Abbreviated titleTrustCom 2018
CountryUnited States of America
CityNew York
Period31/07/183/08/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Collusion Resistance
  • Confidentiality
  • Privacy
  • Pub/sub
  • Publications
  • Subscribers

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