JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 27(12): 1300-1324, doi: 10.3897/jucs.77046
Big Data between Quality and Security: Dynamic Access Control for Collaborative Platforms
expand article infoMohamed Talha, Anas Abou El Kalam
‡ ENSA, Marrakesh, Morocco
Open Access

Big Data often refers to a set of technologies dedicated to deal with large volumes of data. Data Quality and Data Security are two essential aspects for any Big Data project. While Data Quality Management Systems are about putting in place a set of processes to assess and improve certain characteristics of data such as Accuracy, Consistency, Completeness, Timeliness, etc., Security Systems are designed to protect the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of data. In a Big Data environment, data quality processes can be blocked by data security mechanisms. Indeed, data is often collected from external sources that could impose their own security policies. In many research works, it has been recognized that merging and integrating access control policies are real challenges for Big Data projects. To address this issue, we suggest in this paper a framework to secure data collection in collaborative platforms. Our framework extends and combines two existing frameworks namely: PolyOrBAC and SLA- Framework. PolyOrBAC is a framework intended for the protection of collaborative environments. SLA-Framework, for its part, is an implementation of the WS-Agreement Specification, the standard for managing bilaterally negotiable SLAs (Service Level Agreements) in distributed systems; its integration into PolyOrBAC will automate the implementation and application of security rules. The resulting framework will then be incorporated into a data quality assessment system to create a secure and dynamic collaborative activity in the Big Data context.

Big Data Quality and Security, Collaborative Platform, Dynamic Access Control, IoT, PolyOrBAC, SLA-Framework, Smart City, WS-Agreement