Systematic control and management of data integrity


Integrity has long been considered a fundamental requirement for secure computerized systems, and especially today's demand for data integrity is stronger than ever as many organizations are increasing their reliance on data and information systems. A number of recently enacted data privacy regulations also require high integrity for personal data. In this paper, we discuss various issues concerning systematic control and management of data integrity with a primary focus on access control. We first examine some previously proposed integrity models and define a set of integrity requirements. We then present an architecture for comprehensive integrity control systems, which has its basis on data validation and metadata management. We also provide an integrity control policy language that we believe is flexible and intuitive.


access control, access, design, integrity, metadata, policy language, security, validation

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SACMAT '06 Proceedings of the eleventh ACM symposium on Access control models and technologies