“Data Hiding Techniques for Database Environments”

Pieterse and Olivier


Citation information

H. Pieterse and M. S. Olivier. “Data Hiding Techniques for Database Environments”. In: Advances in Digital Forensics VIII. Ed. by G. Peterson and S. Shenoi. Springer, 2012, pp. 289–301


Databases are widely used today, but the study of forensic analysis in database environments has not been extensive. The lack of research is due mostly to the complex structure of databases and the scarcity of database forensic tools. This has created a wide range of possibilities for data hiding as a means to hinder data discovery during forensic investigations. This paper describes several techniques that can be used to hide data in a database. Although the techniques are evaluated with respect to object-relational databases, they can be applied to any type of database.

Definitive version

The definitive version of the paper is available from the publisher.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33962-2_20

BibTeX reference

author={Helo\"{\i}se Pieterse and Martin S Olivier},
title={Data Hiding Techniques for Database Environments},
booktitle={Advances in Digital Forensics VIII},
Editor={Gilbert Peterson and Sujeet Shenoi},
publisher={Springer} )

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