An Enhanced Approach to using Virtual Directories for Protecting Sensitive Information

Dongwan Shin, William Claycomb

Abstract

Enterprise directory services are commonly used in enterprise systems to store object information relating to employees, computers, contacts, etc. These stores can act as information providers or sources for authentication and access control decisions, and could potentially contain sensitive information. An insider attack, particularly if carried out using administrative privileges, could compromise large amounts of directory information. We present a solution for protecting directory services information from insider attacks using existing key management infrastructure and a new component called a Personal Virtual Directory Service. We show how impact to existing users, client applications, and directory services are minimized, and how we prevent insider attacks from revealing protected data. Additionally, our solution is supported by implementation results showing the impact to client performance and directory storage capacity.

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in Harvard Style

Shin D. and Claycomb W. (2009). An Enhanced Approach to using Virtual Directories for Protecting Sensitive Information . In Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-91-3, pages 36-45. DOI: 10.5220/0002202800360045


in Bibtex Style

@conference{wosis09,
author={Dongwan Shin and William Claycomb},
title={An Enhanced Approach to using Virtual Directories for Protecting Sensitive Information},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={36-45},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002202800360045},
isbn={978-989-8111-91-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Security in Information Systems - Volume 1: WOSIS, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - An Enhanced Approach to using Virtual Directories for Protecting Sensitive Information
SN - 978-989-8111-91-3
AU - Shin D.
AU - Claycomb W.
PY - 2009
SP - 36
EP - 45
DO - 10.5220/0002202800360045