Medical Health Record Protection Using Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm

  • Novi Aryani Fitri Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
  • M. Udin Harun Al Rasyid Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Amang Sudarsono Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Keywords: Medical record data security, CP-ABE, Digital Signature, ECDSA, Access Policy


Information on medical record is very sensitive data due to the number of confidential information about a patient's condition. Therefore, a secure and reliable storage mechanism is needed so that the data remains original without any changes during it was stored in the data center. The user must go through an authentication process to ensure that not an attacker and verify to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the data received. In this research, we proposed a solution to secure medical data using the Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption (CP-ABE) and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) methods. Our system can secure data centers from illegal access because the uploaded data has patient control over access rights based on attributes that have been embedded during the data encryption process. Encrypted data was added to the digital signature to pass the authentication process before being sent to the data center. The results of our experiments serve efficient system security and secure with low overhead. We compare the proposed system performance with the same CP-ABE method but don’t add user revocation to this system and for our computing times are shorter than the previous time for 0.06 seconds and 0.1 seconds to verify the signature. The total time in the system that we propose requires 0.6 seconds.


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Author Biography

Novi Aryani Fitri, Politeknik Elektronika Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia

Department of Information and Computer Engineering
Graduate Program of Engineering Technology


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How to Cite
Fitri, N. A., Al Rasyid, M. U. H., & Sudarsono, A. (2019). Medical Health Record Protection Using Ciphertext-Policy Attribute-Based Encryption and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm. EMITTER International Journal of Engineering Technology, 7(1), 151-175.