IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/inm/ormnsc/v45y1999i10p1399-1415.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

A General Additive Data Perturbation Method for Database Security

Author

Listed:
  • Krishnamurty Muralidhar

    (School of Management, Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0034)

  • Rahul Parsa

    (College of Business & Public Administration, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311)

  • Rathindra Sarathy

    (Department of Accounting, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 61790-5520)

Abstract

The security of organizational databases has received considerable attention in the literature in recent years. This can be attributed to a simultaneous increase in the amount of data being stored in databases, the analysis of such data, and the desire to protect confidential data. Data perturbation methods are often used to protect confidential, numerical data from unauthorized queries while providing maximum access and accurate information to legitimate queries. To provide accurate information, it is desirable that perturbation does not result in a change in relationships between attributes. In the presence of nonconfidential attributes, existing methods will result in such a change. This study describes a new method (General Additive Data Perturbation) that does not change relationships between attributes. All existing methods of additive data perturbation are shown to be special cases of this method. When the database has a multivariate normal distribution, the new method provides maximum security and minimum bias. For nonnormal databases, the new method provides better security and bias performance than the multiplicative data perturbation method.

Suggested Citation

  • Krishnamurty Muralidhar & Rahul Parsa & Rathindra Sarathy, 1999. "A General Additive Data Perturbation Method for Database Security," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 45(10), pages 1399-1415, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:45:y:1999:i:10:p:1399-1415
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.45.10.1399
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Krishnamurty Muralidhar & Dinesh Batra & Peeter J. Kirs, 1995. "Accessibility, Security, and Accuracy in Statistical Databases: The Case for the Multiplicative Fixed Data Perturbation Approach," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 41(9), pages 1549-1564, September.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Rathindra Sarathy & Krishnamurty Muralidhar & Rahul Parsa, 2002. "Perturbing Nonnormal Confidential Attributes: The Copula Approach," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 48(12), pages 1613-1627, December.
    2. Seokho Lee & Marc G. Genton & Reinaldo B. Arellano-Valle, 2010. "Perturbation of Numerical Confidential Data via Skew-t Distributions," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 56(2), pages 318-333, February.
    3. Krishnamurty Muralidhar & Rathindra Sarathy, 2006. "Data Shuffling--A New Masking Approach for Numerical Data," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 52(5), pages 658-670, May.
    4. Templ, Matthias & Kowarik, Alexander & Meindl, Bernhard, 2015. "Statistical Disclosure Control for Micro-Data Using the R Package sdcMicro," Journal of Statistical Software, Foundation for Open Access Statistics, vol. 67(i04).
    5. Trottini, Mario & Muralidhar, Krish & Sarathy, Rathindra, 2011. "Maintaining tail dependence in data shuffling using t copula," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 81(3), pages 420-428, March.
    6. Du, Timon C. & Wang, Fu-Kwun & Ro, Jen-Chuan, 2002. "The effect of the Bootstrap method on additive fixed data perturbation in statistical database," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 367-379, October.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:45:y:1999:i:10:p:1399-1415. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Mirko Janc). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/inforea.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.