In this work we present an approach for indexing encrypted data stored at external providers to enable provider-side evaluation of queries. The presented approach supports the evaluation of point and range conditions on multiple attributes. Protection against inferences from indexes is guaranteed by clustering tuples in boxes that are then mapped to the same index values, so to ensure collisions for individual attributes as well as their combinations. Our algorithm partitions tuples to produce such a clustering in a way to ensure efficient query execution. Query translation and processing require the client to store a compact map. The experiments, evaluating query performance and client-storage requirements, confirm the efficiency enjoyed by our solution.


Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Dario Facchinetti, Sara Foresti, Gianluca Oldani, Stefano Paraboschi, Matthew Rossi, Pierangela Samarati

Paper presented at: Globecom 2021