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SEAL: Capability-Based Access Control for Data-Analytic Scenarios

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posted on 2023-11-29, 18:25 authored by Hamed RasifardHamed Rasifard, Rahul Gopinath, Michael BackesMichael Backes, Hamed Nemati
Data science is the basis for various disciplines in the Big-Data era. Due to the high volume, velocity, and variety of big data, data owners often store their data in data servers. Past few years, many computation techniques have emerged to protect the security and privacy of such shared data while enabling analysis thereon. Hence, access-control systems must provide a fine-grained, multi-layer mechanism to protect data. However, the existing systems and frameworks fail to satisfy all these requirements and resolve the trust issue between data owners and analysts. In this paper, we propose SEAL as a framework to protect the security and privacy of shared data. SEAL enables computations on shared data while they remain under the complete control of data owners through pre-defined policies. Our framework employs the capability-object model to define flexible access policies. SEAL's access-control system supports delegating and revoking access privileges and other access-control customizations. In addition, SEAL can assign security labels to privacy-sensitive data and track them to enable data owners to define where and when a data analyst can access their data. We demonstrate the practicability of our approach by presenting a prototype implementation of SEAL. Furthermore, we display the flexibility of our framework by implementing multiple data-analytic scenarios, which cover different applications.

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Preferred Citation

Hamed Rasifard, Rahul Gopinath, Michael Backes and Hamed Nemati. SEAL: Capability-Based Access Control for Data-Analytic Scenarios. In: The ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT). 2023.

Primary Research Area

  • Reliable Security Guarantees

Name of Conference

The ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT)

Legacy Posted Date

2023-05-12

Open Access Type

  • Green

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@inproceedings{cispa_all_3947, title = "SEAL: Capability-Based Access Control for Data-Analytic Scenarios", author = "Rasifard, Hamed and Gopinath, Rahul and Backes, Michael and Nemati, Hamed", booktitle="{The ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT)}", year="2023", }

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