A secure and privacy-friendly logging scheme

Andreas Aßmuth*, Robert Duncan, Simon Liebl, Matthias Söllner

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Finding a robust security mechanism for audit trail logging has long been a poorly satisfied goal. There are many reasons for this. The most significant of these is that the audit trail is a highly sought after goal of attackers to ensure that they do not get caught. Thus they have an incredibly strong incentive to prevent companies from succeeding in this worthy aim. Regulation, such as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, has brought a strong incentive for companies to achieve success in this area due to the punitive level of fines that can now be levied in the event of a successful breach by an attacker. We seek to resolve this issue through the use of an encrypted audit trail process that saves encrypted records to a true immutable database, which can ensure audit trail records are permanently retained in encrypted form, with no possibility of the records being compromised. This ensures compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation can be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCloud Computing 2021
Subtitle of host publicationthe Twelfth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization
EditorsBob Duncan, Yong Woo Lee, Manuela Popescu
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781612088457
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2021
EventCloud Computing 2021: 2th International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 18 Apr 202122 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameCloud Computing: the International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization.
PublisherInternational Academy, Research, and Industry association - ARIA
ISSN (Electronic)2308-4294


ConferenceCloud Computing 2021
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  • Logging
  • Audit trail
  • Cryptography
  • Privacy
  • Security


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