Encyclopedia of Database Systems

Living Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Storage Security

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7993-3_523-2



The definition of storage security has many facets, and some of the key requirements are:

  • Storage (and the appropriate manipulation capabilities) should only be accessible and visible to users with the appropriate permissions

  • Users should be notified if their data has been tampered with or altered either intentionally or unintentionally

  • Malicious users should not be allowed to access or tamper with other people’s storage. If possible, the system should be able to catch malicious users.

  • User’s data should be physically deleted at the appropriate time. That is, it should not be present past its intended life-time

  • Tracking unauthorized copying or access control delegations is also an important security concern.

Historical Background

Security has been a key computer science topic for many decades....

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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Riedel E, Kallahalla M, Swaminathan R. A framework for evaluating storage system security. In: Proceedings 1st USENIX conference on file and storage technologies. 2002.Google Scholar

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