Enforcing access control in virtual organizations using hierarchical attribute-based encryption

M. Asim, T. Ignatenko, M. Petkovic, D. Trivellato, N. Zannone

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

6 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)


Virtual organizations are dynamic, inter-organizational collaborations that involve systems and services belonging to different security domains. Several solutions have been proposed to guarantee the enforcement of the access control policies protecting the information exchanged in a distributed system, but none of them addresses the dynamicity characterizing virtual organizations. In this paper we propose a dynamic hierarchical attribute-based encryption (D-HABE) scheme that allows the institutions in a virtual organization to encrypt information according to an attribute-based policy in such a way that only users with the appropriate attributes can decrypt it. In addition, we introduce a key management scheme that determines which user is entitled to receive which attribute key from which domain authority.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series



Dive into the research topics of 'Enforcing access control in virtual organizations using hierarchical attribute-based encryption'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this