—As the internet of things permeates more aspects of
life, the desire to access one’s social network from whatever
connected device available will become a requirement.
Cloud-based personal data, remotely accessible from any
connected device is evitable.
This paper offers a solution to secure and assessable private
social networks by creating a “Security Box” on which a private
social network can provide safely distributed access. This access
is managed, yet interactions are not burdened by onerous rules
and membership overhead, that plague many private networks.
The Security Box is a cloud-based private social network
security mechanism, implemented on a Amazon EC2/S3 cloud.
The Security Box network provides multiple levels of security,
enhanced personal and group encrypted files database,
authorization control and 128-bit AES encrypted key
management. Applying a Client/Server network model, the
resulting private social network whose members enjoys a
widely accessible shared database, suitable protected from
—Cloud network, encryption, private social
Yuncheng He is with Northwestern Polytechnic University, USA (e-mail:
Cite: Yuncheng He, "Description of a Cloud Based Private Social Network Security Scheme," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 532-537, 2015.