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Computing on encrypted data and its applicability to a coalition operations environment
Author(s): Graham Bent; Flavio Bergamaschi; Hamish Hunt
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Paper Abstract

Coalition operations often invoke the sharing of information and IT infrastructure amongst partners. Whilst there may be a coalition ‘need to share’ data this is often tempered by a ‘need to know’ principle that often prevents valuable information from being exchanged, particularly with classified data. Ideally, coalition partners would wish to share data that can be used to compute specific results that are only relevant to a given operation, without revealing all of the shared information. In this paper we will present the concept of a secure coalition cloud architecture that is capable of storing encrypted data and of performing arbitrary computations on the encrypted data on behalf of users, without at any stage having to decrypt it. To do this we make use of a fully homomorphic encryption scheme using a novel approach for managing encryption and decryption keys in a public key infrastructure (PKI) setting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9464, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VI, 94640B (20 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2180472
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Graham Bent, IBM United Kingdom Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Flavio Bergamaschi, IBM United Kingdom Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Hamish Hunt, IBM United Kingdom Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9464:
Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VI
Tien Pham; Michael A. Kolodny, Editor(s)

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