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Verifiable Outsourced Database Model: A Game-Theoretic Approach

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Verifiable Outsourced Database Model: A Game-Theoretic Approach

Eltayesh, Faryed (2017) Verifiable Outsourced Database Model: A Game-Theoretic Approach. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

In the verifiable database (VDB) model, a computationally weak client (database owner) delegates
his database management to a database service provider on the cloud, which is considered
untrusted third party, while users can query the data and verify the integrity of query results. Since
the process can be computationally costly and has a limited support for sophisticated query types
such as aggregated queries, we propose in this research a framework that helps bridge the gap between
security and practicality. The proposed framework remodels the verifiable database problem
using Stackelberg security game. In the new model, the database owner creates and uploads to
the database service provider the database and its authentication structure (AS). Next, the game is
played between the defender (verifier), who is a trusted party to the database owner and runs scheduled
randomized verifications using Stackelberg mixed strategy, and the database service provider.
The idea is to randomize the verification schedule in an optimized way that grants the optimal payoff
for the verifier while making it extremely hard for the database service provider or any attacker
to figure out which part of the database is being verified next.
We have implemented and compared the proposed model performance with a uniform randomization
model. Simulation results show that the proposed model outperforms the uniform randomization
model. Furthermore, we have evaluated the efficiency of the proposed model against
different cost metrics.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Eltayesh, Faryed
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Information Systems Security
Date:10 January 2017
Thesis Supervisor(s):Bentahar, Jamal and Mizouni, Rabeb
ID Code:982103
Deposited By: Fared Mansour Eltayesh
Deposited On:09 Jun 2017 14:31
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:54

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