A Proposed Technique for Cloud Computing Security

  • Kanika GargEmail author
  • Jaiteg Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 8)


This paper proposes a security technique called Encrypted Data Flow Mechanism (EDFM) based on the concept of Fog computing. EDFM primarily is proposed to secure cloud data storage from unauthorized/illegal access. The EDFM prototype was developed utilizing virtual machine(s), hosted hypervisor (VMware), Zentyal server and PHP. This simulated environment depends on a Fog Data Center called Broker, to hide actual cloud storage underneath it. To escalate cloud storage security, the simulated cloud communication paradigms make use of encrypted channels. This technique also tries to fool the intruder by providing fake document, in case he fails to prove his authenticity or he tries to access some document to which he is not entitled/permitted to access.


Blowfish Encryption Fog computing Cloud computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chitkara UniversityRajpuraIndia

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