• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

UTrustDisk: An Efficient Data Protection Scheme for Building Trusted USB Flash Disk

Vol. 11, No.4, April 30, 2017
10.3837/tiis.2017.04.024, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

Data protection of removable storage devices is an important issue in information security. Unfortunately, most existing data protection mechanisms are aimed at protecting computer platform which is not suitable for ultra-low-power devices. To protect the flash disk appropriately and efficiently, we propose a trust based USB flash disk, named UTrustDisk. The data protection technologies in UTrustDisk include data authentication protocol, data confidentiality protection and data leakage prevention. Usually, the data integrity protection scheme is the bottleneck in the whole system and we accelerate it by WH universal hash function and speculative caching. The speculative caching will cache the potential hot chunks for reducing the memory bandwidth pollution. We adopt the symmetric encryption algorithm to protect data confidentiality. Before mounting the UTrustDisk, we will run a trusted virtual domain based lightweight virtual machine for preventing information leakage. Besides, we prove formally that UTrustDisk can prevent sensitive data from leaking out. Experimental results show that our scheme’s average writing throughput is 44.8% higher than that of NH scheme, and 316% higher than that of SHA-1 scheme. And the success rate of speculative caching mechanism is up to 94.5% since the access pattern is usually sequential.


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[IEEE Style]
Yong Cheng, Jun Ma, Jiangchun Ren, Songzhu Mei, and Zhiying Wang, "UTrustDisk: An Efficient Data Protection Scheme for Building Trusted USB Flash Disk," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 2276-2291, 2017. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.04.024

[ACM Style]
Cheng, Y., Ma, J., Ren, J., Mei, S., , , and Wang, Z. 2017. UTrustDisk: An Efficient Data Protection Scheme for Building Trusted USB Flash Disk. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 11, 4, (2017), 2276-2291. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2017.04.024