A new secure and lightweight searchable encryption scheme over encrypted cloud data

Searchable Encryption is an emerging cryptographic technique that enables searching capabilities over encrypted data on the cloud. In this paper, a novel searchable encryption scheme for the client-server architecture has been presented. The scheme exploits the properties of the modular inverse to generate a probabilistic trapdoor which facilitates the search over the secure inverted index table. We propose indistinguishability that is achieved by using the property of a probabilistic trapdoor. We design and implement a proof of concept prototype and test our scheme with a real dataset of files. We analyze the performance of our scheme against our claim of the scheme being light weight. The security analysis yields that our scheme assures a higher level of security as compared to other existing schemes.