Security and Privacy in Video Surveillance: Requirements and Challenges

Qasim Mahmood Rajpoot, Christian D. Jensen

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Use of video surveillance has substantially increased in the last few decades. Modern video surveillance systems are equipped with techniques that allow traversal of data in an effective and efficient manner, giving massive powers to operators and potentially compromising the privacy of anyone observed by the system. Several techniques to protect the privacy of individuals have therefore been proposed, but very little research work has focused on the specific security requirements of video surveillance data (in transit or in storage) and on authorizing access to this data. In this paper, we present a general model of video surveillance systems that will help identify the major security and privacy requirements for a video surveillance system and we use this model to identify practical challenges in ensuring the security of video surveillance data in all stages (in transit and at rest). Our study shows a gap between the identified security requirements and the proposed security solutions where future research efforts may focus in this domain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection : Proceedings of the 29th International Information Security and Privacy Conference (IFIP SEC) 2014
EditorsNora Cuppens-Boulahia, Sushil Jajodia, Anas Abou El Kalam, Thierry Sans
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-55414-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-55415-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event29th IFIP TC-11 International Information Security and Privacy Conference 2014 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 Jun 20144 Jun 2014
Conference number: 29


Conference29th IFIP TC-11 International Information Security and Privacy Conference 2014
Internet address
SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology


  • Video Surveillance
  • Security, Privacy
  • Monitoring
  • Storage
  • Access Control
  • Encryption


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