Database relation watermarking resilient against secondary watermarking attacks

Gupta, Gaurav & Pieprzyk, Josef (2009) Database relation watermarking resilient against secondary watermarking attacks. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Information Systems Security, 5905, pp. 222-236.

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There has been tremendous interest in watermarking multimedia content during the past two decades, mainly for proving ownership and detecting tamper. Digital fingerprinting, that deals with identifying malicious user(s), has also received significant attention. While extensive work has been carried out in watermarking of images, other multimedia objects still have enormous research potential. Watermarking database relations is one of the several areas which demand research focus owing to the commercial implications of database theft. Recently, there has been little progress in database watermarking, with most of the watermarking schemes modeled after the irreversible database watermarking scheme proposed by Agrawal and Kiernan. Reversibility is the ability to re-generate the original (unmarked) relation from the watermarked relation using a secret key. As explained in our paper, reversible watermarking schemes provide greater security against secondary watermarking attacks, where an attacker watermarks an already marked relation in an attempt to erase the original watermark. This paper proposes an improvement over the reversible and blind watermarking scheme presented in [5], identifying and eliminating a critical problem with the previous model. Experiments showing that the average watermark detection rate is around 91% even with attacker distorting half of the attributes. The current scheme provides security against secondary watermarking attacks.

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ID Code: 70233
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: 5th International Conference, ICISS 2009 Kolkata, India, December 14-18, 2009 Proceedings
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Keywords: Computer Communication Networks , Systems and Data Security , Information Storage and Retrieval , Management of Computing and Information Systems , Biometrics , Data Encryption
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-10772-6_17
ISSN: 1611-3349
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTATION THEORY AND MATHEMATICS (080200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Springer Verlag
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2014 23:19
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2014 00:59

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