Middleware Support for Tunable Encryption

Stefan Lindskog, Reine Lundin, Anna Brunstrom

Abstract

To achieve an appropriate tradeoff between security and performance for wireless applications, a tunable and differential treatment of security is required. In this paper, we present a tunable encryption service designed as a middleware that is based on a selective encryption paradigm. The core component of the middleware provides block-based selective encryption. Although the selection of which data to encrypt is made by the sending application and is typically content-dependent, the representation used by the core component is application and content-independent. This frees the selective decryption module at the receiver from the need for application or content-specific knowledge. The sending application specifies the data to encrypt either directly or through a set of high-level application interfaces. A prototype implementation of the middleware is described along with an initial performance evaluation. The experimental results demonstrate that the generic middleware service offers a high degree of security adaptiveness at a low cost.

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in Harvard Style

Lindskog S., Lundin R. and Brunstrom A. (2006). Middleware Support for Tunable Encryption . In Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Wireless Information Systems - Volume 1: WIS, (ICEIS 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-48-1, pages 36-46. DOI: 10.5220/0002481400360046


in Bibtex Style

@conference{wis06,
author={Stefan Lindskog and Reine Lundin and Anna Brunstrom},
title={Middleware Support for Tunable Encryption},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Wireless Information Systems - Volume 1: WIS, (ICEIS 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={36-46},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002481400360046},
isbn={978-972-8865-48-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Wireless Information Systems - Volume 1: WIS, (ICEIS 2006)
TI - Middleware Support for Tunable Encryption
SN - 978-972-8865-48-1
AU - Lindskog S.
AU - Lundin R.
AU - Brunstrom A.
PY - 2006
SP - 36
EP - 46
DO - 10.5220/0002481400360046