Security and privacy are paramount concerns in database systems, which are vital to business, government and military operations and, indeed, society itself. Meanwhile, the expansion of the Internet and its convergence with telecommunications networks are providing incredible connectivity, myriad applications and, of course, new threats. Research Directions in Data and Applications Security describes original research results and innovative practical developments, all focused on maintaining security and privacy in database systems and applications that pervade cyberspace. The areas of coverage include:
-Role-Based Access Control; -Database Security; -XML Security; -Data Mining and Inference; -Multimedia System Security; -Network Security; -Public Key Infrastructure; -Formal Methods and Protocols; -Security and Privacy. This book is the sixteenth volume in the series produced by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 11.3 on Data and Application Security. It presents a selection of twenty-five updated and edited papers from the Sixteenth Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Application Security, held at King's College, Cambridge, U.K. in July 2002. The papers demonstrate the richness and vitality of the discipline, and offer directions for future research efforts in data and applications security. Research Directions in Data and Applications Security is an invaluable resource for information assurance researchers, faculty members and graduate students, as well as for individuals engaged in research and development in the information technology sector.