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LISA '06 Abstract

Pp. 6377 of the Proceedings

FLAIM: A Multi-level Anonymization Framework for Computer and Network Logs

Adam Slagell, Kiran Lakkaraju, and Katherine Luo, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


FLAIM (Framework for Log Anonymization and Information Management) addresses two important needs not well addressed by current log anonymizers. First, it is extremely modular and not tied to the specific log being anonymized. Second, it supports multi-level anonymization, allowing system administrators to make fine-grained trade-offs between information loss and privacy/security concerns. In this paper, we examine anonymization solutions to date and note the above limitations in each. We further describe how FLAIM addresses these problems, and we describe FLAIM's architecture and features in detail.
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