An Experimental Study to Evaluate the Integration of Various Security Approaches to Secure Transferable Data

Mohammad Shkoukani, Ahmad Altamimi and Hazem Qattous (Applied Science Private University, Jordan)

This study investigates the relative ability of combining various security techniques to increase the security level of transmitted data without affecting the cover file. The analysis relies on an empirical study that evaluates the capability of integrating three different but related security measures (encryption, stenography, and compression) in a combined manner. These famed security measures are customized in order to provide adequate security to the data before outsourcing it. To ground our conceptual idea, a security framework is implemented and evaluated using several different text and audio wave files of 16 bits per sample. Results show that hiding data using 4 bits does not show any difference between the original and stego file. In addition, the One-Time-Pad algorithm proved that it allows a larger space to be available to hide data rather than using Pohlig-Hellman algorithm.

Journal: International Journal of Simulation- Systems, Science and Technology- IJSSST V20

Published: Feb 28, 2019

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.20.01.09