Implementing DNA Encryption Technique in Web Services to Embed Confidentiality in Cloud

  • Gunjan Gugnani
  • S. P. Ghrera
  • P. K. Gupta
  • Reza Malekian
  • B. T. J. Maharaj
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 381)


Hottest buzzword of this decade is “Cloud Computing”—which has been considered as one of the potential solutions to our increasing demand for accessing, processing, storing, and using provisioned resources over the internet. However, with so many boons, it comes along with some curses as security and trust issues. There are many security issues within the cloud, and Information disclosure is a big threat to a cloud user when the information is transferred over the network using web services. In this paper, we have focused on to provide confidentiality to the user while using cloud-based web services, and an approach has been proposed for selective encryption of XML elements so as to provide confidentiality and prevent XML document form improper information disclosure. The technique used for encrypting the selective XML elements is Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Encryption. Proposed technique selectively encrypts the elements of XML file using DNA sequencing.


Cloud security Web services Encryption DNA sequencing SOAP 



This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF) grant funded by the South African government (No. KIC 150323115773).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunjan Gugnani
    • 1
  • S. P. Ghrera
    • 1
  • P. K. Gupta
    • 2
  • Reza Malekian
    • 2
  • B. T. J. Maharaj
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringJaypee University of Information TechnologyWaknaghatIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer EngineeringUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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