Title

Practical Inference Control for Data Cubes

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

3-2006

Abstract

The fundamental problem for inference control in data cubes is how to efficiently calculate the lower and upper bounds for each cell value given the aggregations of cell values over multiple dimensions. In this paper, we provide the first practical solution for estimating exact bounds in two-dimensional irregular data cubes (i.e., data cubes in which certain cell values are known to a snooper). Our results imply that the exact bounds cannot be obtained by a direct application of the Fréchet bounds in some cases. We then propose a new approach to improve the classic Fréchet bounds for any high-dimensional data cube in the most general case. The proposed approach improves upon the Fréchet bounds in the sense that it gives bounds that are at least as tight as those computed by Fréchet, yet is simpler in terms of time complexity. Based on our solutions to the fundamental problem, we discuss two security applications, privacy protection of released data and fine-grained access control and auditing.

Discipline

Information Security

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics; Cybersecurity

Publication

IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 21-24 May, 2006, Berkeley/Oakland, California

First Page

115

Last Page

120

ISBN

9780769525747

Identifier

10.1109/SP.2006.31

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SP.2006.31