International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research

CryptoDB

Paper: Deterministic and Efficiently Searchable Encryption

Authors:
Mihir Bellare
Alexandra Boldyreva
Adam O'Neill
Download:
URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2006/186
Search ePrint
Search Google
Abstract: We present as-strong-as-possible definitions of privacy, and constructions achieving them, for public-key encryption schemes where the encryption algorithm is \textit{deterministic}. We obtain as a consequence database encryption methods that permit fast (i.e.~sub-linear, and in fact logarithmic, time) search while provably providing privacy that is as strong as possible subject to this fast search constraint. One of our constructs, called RSA-DOAEP, has the added feature of being length preserving, so that it is the first example of a public-key cipher. We generalize this to obtain a notion of efficiently-searchable encryption schemes which permit more flexible privacy to search-time trade-offs via a technique called bucketization. Our results answer much-asked questions in the database community and provide foundations for work done there.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2006-21679,
  title={Deterministic and Efficiently Searchable Encryption},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={Public-key encryption, deterministic encryption, searchable encryption, database security},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2006/186},
  note={Preliminary version appears in CRYPTO 2007 amoneill@cc.gatech.edu 13979 received 16 Jun 2006, last revised 10 Apr 2008},
  author={Mihir Bellare and Alexandra Boldyreva and Adam O'Neill},
  year=2006
}