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Towards the Secure Modelling of OLAP Users' Behaviour

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Executive Summary

Information Security is a crucial aspect for organizations, and must be considered during the development of Information Systems. The data in Data Warehouses (DWs) are highly sensitive since they manage historical information which is used to make strategic decisions, and security constraints should therefore be included in DW modelling within its structural aspects. However, another dynamic security component is also related to the sequences of OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing) operations, and could be used to access (or infer) unauthorized information. This paper complements the modelling of DWs with state models, which permit the modelling of these dynamic situations in which sensitive information could be inferred.

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