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Blockchain-Based Trusted Electronic Records Preservation in Cloud Storage

Zhiliang Deng1,2, Yongjun Ren3,4, Yepeng Liu3,4, Xiang Yin5, Zixuan Shen3,4, Hye-Jin Kim6,*
School of Information and Control, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing , 210044, China.
Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China.
Jiangsu Engineering Center of Network Monitoring, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, 210044, China.
School of Computer and Software, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing , 210044, China.
College of Information Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, 225127, China.
Business Administration Research Institute, Sungshin W. University, Seoul, Korea.
* Corresponding Author: Hye-Jin Kim. Email: .

Computers, Materials & Continua 2019, 58(1), 135-151. https://doi.org/10.32604/cmc.2019.02967

Abstract

Cloud storage represents the trend of intensive, scale and specialization of information technology, which has changed the technical architecture and implementation method of electronic records management. Moreover, it will provide a convenient way to generate more advanced and efficient management of the electronic data records. However, in cloud storage environment, it is difficult to guarantee the trustworthiness of electronic records, which results in a series of severe challenges to electronic records management. Starting from the definition and specification of electronic records, this paper firstly analyzes the requirements of the trustworthiness in cloud storage during their long-term preservation according to the information security theory and subdivides the trustworthiness into the authenticity, integrity, usability, and reliability of electronic records in cloud storage. Moreover, this paper proposes the technology framework of preservation for trusted electronic records. Also, the technology of blockchain, proofs of retrievability, the open archival information system model and erasure code are adopted to protect these four security attributes, to guarantee the credibility of the electronic record.

Keywords

Trusted electronic record, blockchain, cloud storage.

Cite This Article

Z. Deng, Y. Ren, Y. Liu, X. Yin, Z. Shen et al., "Blockchain-based trusted electronic records preservation in cloud storage," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 58, no.1, pp. 135–151, 2019.

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