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Authors: Diogo Domingues Regateiro ; Óscar Mortágua Pereira and Rui L. Aguiar

Affiliation: University of Aveiro and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-255-4

ISSN: 2184-285X

Keyword(s): Access Control, Software Architecture, Security and Privacy Protection, Network Communications, Database Connectivity.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Data and Application Security and Privacy ; Data Engineering ; Data Privacy and Security ; Databases and Data Security ; Information and Systems Security ; WWW and Databases

Abstract: In the business world, database applications are a predominant tool where data is generally the most important asset of a company. Companies use database applications to access, explore and modify their data in order to provide a wide variety of services. When these applications run in semi-public locations and connect directly to the database, such as a reception area of a company or are connected to the internet, they can become the target of attacks by malicious users and have the hard-coded database credentials stolen. To prevent unauthorized access to a database, solutions such as virtual private networks (VPNs) are used. However, VPNs can be bypassed using internal attacks, and the stolen credentials used to gain access to the database. In this paper the Secure Proxied Database Connectivity (SPDC) is proposed, which is a new methodology to enhance the protection of the database access. It pushes the credentials to a proxy server and separates the information required to access t he database between a proxy server and an authentication server. This solution is compared to a VPN using various attack scenarios and we show, with a proof-of-concept, that this proposal can also be completely transparent to the user. (More)


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Paper citation in several formats:
Regateiro, D.; Pereira, Ó. and Aguiar, R. (2017). SPDC: Secure Proxied Database Connectivity. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - DATA, ISBN 978-989-758-255-4; ISSN 2184-285X, pages 56-66. DOI: 10.5220/0006424500560066

author={Diogo Domingues Regateiro. and Óscar Mortágua Pereira. and Rui L. Aguiar.},
title={SPDC: Secure Proxied Database Connectivity},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - DATA,},


JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Science, Technology and Applications - DATA,
TI - SPDC: Secure Proxied Database Connectivity
SN - 978-989-758-255-4
IS - 2184-285X
AU - Regateiro, D.
AU - Pereira, Ó.
AU - Aguiar, R.
PY - 2017
SP - 56
EP - 66
DO - 10.5220/0006424500560066

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