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Secure Deductive Databases

  • Steve Barker
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1990)

Abstract

We show how deductive databases may be protected against unauthorized retrieval and update requests issued by authenticated users. To achieve this protection, a deductive database is expressed in an equivalent form that is guaranteed to permit only authorized actions. When a user poses a query Q on the protected form of a database, the user sees the subset of the answers for Q that they are permitted to know are true in the database; when a user’s update request is received, a minimal set of authorized changes the user is permitted to make to the database is performed. The authorized retrieval and update requests are specified using a security theory that is expressed in normal clause logic. The approach has a number of attractive technical results associated with it, and can be used to protect the information in any deductive database that is expressed in normal clause logic.

Keywords

Security Policy Access Request Change Request Ground Instance Deductive Database 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Barker
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  1. 1.CSCSUniversity of WestminsterLondonUK

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