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Searchable symmetric encryption: improved definitions and efficient constructions

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Searchable symmetric encryption: improved definitions and efficient constructions
Searchable symmetric encryption (SSE) allows a party to outsource the storage of his data to another party in a private manner, while maintaining the ability to selectively search over it. This problem has been the focus of active research and several security definitions and constructions have been proposed. In this paper we review existing security definitions, pointing out their shortcomings, and propose two new stronger definitions which we prove equivalent. We then present two constructions that we show secure under our new definitions. Interestingly, in addition to satisfying stronger security guarantees, our constructions are more efficient than all previous constructions. Further, prior work on SSE only considered the setting where only the owner of the data is capable of submitting search queries. We consider the natural extension where an arbitrary group of parties other than the owner can submit search queries. We formally define SSE in this multi-user setting, and present ...
Reza Curtmola, Juan A. Garay, Seny Kamara, Rafail
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where CCS
Authors Reza Curtmola, Juan A. Garay, Seny Kamara, Rafail Ostrovsky
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