Managing Trust in Cyberspace

Author: Sabu M. Thampi,Bharat Bhargava,Pradeep K. Atrey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466568445

Category: Computers

Page: 498

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In distributed, open systems like cyberspace, where the behavior of autonomous agents is uncertain and can affect other agents' welfare, trust management is used to allow agents to determine what to expect about the behavior of other agents. The role of trust management is to maximize trust between the parties and thereby provide a basis for cooperation to develop. Bringing together expertise from technology-oriented sciences, law, philosophy, and social sciences, Managing Trust in Cyberspace addresses fundamental issues underpinning computational trust models and covers trust management processes for dynamic open systems and applications in a tutorial style that aids in understanding. Topics include trust in autonomic and self-organized networks, cloud computing, embedded computing, multi-agent systems, digital rights management, security and quality issues in trusting e-government service delivery, and context-aware e-commerce applications. The book also presents a walk-through of online identity management and examines using trust and argumentation in recommender systems. It concludes with a comprehensive survey of anti-forensics for network security and a review of password security and protection. Researchers and practitioners in fields such as distributed computing, Internet technologies, networked systems, information systems, human computer interaction, human behavior modeling, and intelligent informatics especially benefit from a discussion of future trust management research directions including pervasive and ubiquitous computing, wireless ad-hoc and sensor networks, cloud computing, social networks, e-services, P2P networks, near-field communications (NFC), electronic knowledge management, and nano-communication networks.

Trust in Military Teams

Author: Neville A. Stanton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317006216

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 3666

The objective of this book is to report on contemporary trends in the defence research community on trust in teams, including inter- and intra-team trust, multi-agency trust and coalition trust. The book also considers trust in information and automation, taking a systems view of humans as agents in a multi-agent, socio-technical, community. The different types of trust are usually found to share many of the same emotive, behavioural, cognitive and social constructs, but differ in the degree of importance associated with each of them. Trust in Military Teams is written by defence scientists from the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK, under the auspices of The Transfer Cooperation Programme. It is representative of the latest thinking on trust in teams, and is written for defence researchers, postgraduate students, academics and practitioners in the human factors community.

Trust in Cyberspace

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Committee on Information Systems Trustworthiness

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309069922

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 776

Whether or not you use a computer, you probably use a telephone, electric power, and a bank. Although you may not be aware of their presence, networked computer systems are increasingly becoming an integral part of your daily life. Yet, if such systems perform poorly or don't work at all, then they can put life, liberty, and property at tremendous risk. Is the trust that we--as individuals and as a society--are placing in networked computer systems justified? And if it isn't, what can we do to make such systems more trustworthy? This book provides an assessment of the current state of the art procedures for building trustworthy networked information systems. It proposes directions for research in computer and network security, software technology, and system architecture. In addition, the book assesses current technical and market trends in order to better inform public policy as to where progress is likely and where incentives could help. Trust in Cyberspace offers insights into: --The strengths and vulnerabilities of the telephone network and Internet, the two likely building blocks of any networked information system. --The interplay between various dimensions of trustworthiness: environmental disruption, operator error, "buggy" software, and hostile attack. --The implications for trustworthiness of anticipated developments in hardware and software technology, including the consequences of mobile code. --The shifts in security technology and research resulting from replacing centralized mainframes with networks of computers. --The heightened concern for integrity and availability where once only secrecy mattered. --The way in which federal research funding levels and practices have affected the evolution and current state of the science and technology base in this area. You will want to read this book if your life is touched in any way by computers or telecommunications. But then, whose life isn't?

Trust and Crime in Information Societies

Author: Robin Mansell

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847203397

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

View: 5550

This fascinating book gathers together an enviable range of experts from a variety of disciplines to study how trust and crime interact with new digital technologies. It provides a critical discussion on the prospects of the Internet and on the future of crime and crime prevention. It also presents a realistic vision of the implications and uncertainties of future developments in cyberspace, and identifies the key issues affecting the way in which today's complex information societies are evolving. the distinguished authors begin by exploring the social, economic and technological issues surrounding cyberspace. They identify the measures that need to be implemented to avoid the potential for the Internet to encourage new types of crime and to facilitate traditional crime. They then analyse topics such as the possible drivers of the evolution of cyberspace, the prospects created by innovations in technology, the threats and barriers to cyberspace development, and the feasibility and effectiveness of proposed crime prevention measures. They also address the important issues of risk, privacy and trust in cyberspace, and discuss the ethical, legal and regulatory issues.

Achieving Digital Trust

The New Rules for Business at the Speed of Light

Author: Jeffrey Ritter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996599009


Page: 578

View: 9536

In the 21st Century no business or government will make decisions without relying on digital information. Can you trust the information you use to make decisions? Can your decisions be trusted by others? Trust is under attack, making every decision more vulnerable. This is equally true for customers and for each of us in our daily decisions--without trust, spending and other investments shift to other options. To achieve digital trust, Jeffrey Ritter explored the essence of trust itself. He discovered something remarkable--trust is a calculated decision, not an emotion. That simple truth required a new way to think differently about trust, especially digital trust, and ignited the author to create and build something new, rather than merely patch the status quo. Described by executives in the opening pages as "essential reading for corporate executives," "ground-breaking," "fascinating," and a book that "will transform the dialogue about governance in a digital world," Achieving Digital Trust boldly declares risk management dead as a business discipline and offers, instead, an integrated strategy for building something new--digital trust. Woven across a story of two fictional global competitors battling to survive and prosper, Ritter introduces a complete, integrated portfolio of tools he created to help business executives, IT strategists, and innovation leaders survive and excel in our digital world: A Trust Vocabulary-a shared lexicon of new phrases and terms, and new meanings for existing words, that enable discussion of trust decisions and increase efficiency of trust calculations. The Trust Decision Model-an integrated view of the sequential decision points and information layers that link together the steps taken when deciding whether or not to trust, and builds a bridge between human and computational trust. The Rules for Composing Rules-a set of fundamental principles for authoring effective rules for crossing the chasm between the ambiguity of broad, governing formal rules and the binary precision of executable software code. The Unified Rules Model-a new architecture for organizing the complexity of business, technology, and legal rules into unified, functional structures supporting the design and execution of digital systems that deliver compliance and earn our trust. The Unified Information Model-a new framework for organizing and designing digital information assets that result in more effective trust decisions and enhanced governance. The Digital Trust Design Principles-a framework for choosing among priorities and trade-offs to focus resources appropriately and improve desired outcomes. The Trust Prism-an entirely new, 3-D, visual tool for designing, building, and governing complex information systems, including in the Cloud . . . and more. Together, these are a complete tool-kit that will change how leaders and executives make decisions that matter, build digital assets that can be trusted, and visualize and manage the complexity of their companies and the wired ecosystems in which they compete."

Conquest in Cyberspace

National Security and Information Warfare

Author: Martin C. Libicki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139464655

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 7316

With billions of computers in existence, cyberspace, 'the virtual world created when they are connected,' is said to be the new medium of power. Computer hackers operating from anywhere can enter cyberspace and take control of other people's computers, stealing their information, corrupting their workings, and shutting them down. Modern societies and militaries, both pervaded by computers, are supposedly at risk. As Conquest in Cyberspace explains, however, information systems and information itself are too easily conflated, and persistent mastery over the former is difficult to achieve. The author also investigates how far 'friendly conquest' in cyberspace extends, such as the power to persuade users to adopt new points of view. He discusses the role of public policy in managing cyberspace conquests and shows how the Internet is becoming more ubiquitous and complex, such as in the use of artificial intelligence.


Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet

Author: Edward Lucas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632862263

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 9385

Cybercrime is increasingly in the news. Stories about weaknesses in cybersecurity like the "Heartbleed" leak, or malicious software on the cash registers at your local Target have become alarmingly common. Even more alarming is the sheer number of victims associated with these crimes--the identities and personal information of millions is stolen outright as criminals drain bank accounts and max out credit cards. The availability of stolen credit card information is now so common that it can be purchased on the black market for as little as four dollars with potentially thousands at stake for the victims. Possibly even more catastrophic are hackers at a national level that have begun stealing national security, or economic and trade secrets. The world economy and geopolitics hang in the balance. In Cyberphobia, Edward Lucas unpacks this shadowy, but metastasizing problem confronting our security--both for individuals and nations. The uncomfortable truth is that we do not take cybersecurity seriously enough. Strong regulations on automotive safety or guidelines for the airline industry are commonplace, but when it comes to the internet, it might as well be the Wild West. Standards of securing our computers and other internet-connected technology are diverse, but just like the rules of the road meant to protect both individual drivers and everyone else driving alongside them, weak cybersecurity on the computers and internet systems near us put everyone at risk. Lucas sounds a compelling and necessary alarm on behalf of cybersecurity and prescribes immediate and bold solutions to this grave threat.

Electronic Commerce Relationships

Trust by Design

Author: Peter G. W. Keen

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Computers

Page: 247

View: 3095

Explores the potential for trust between online buyers, sellers, and business partners, addressing security measures, privacy, audit and compliance techniques, and e-commerce project management

Cognitive Hack

The New Battleground in Cybersecurity ... the Human Mind

Author: James Bone

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498749828

Category: Computers

Page: 203

View: 2384

This book explores a broad cross section of research and actual case studies to draw out new insights that may be used to build a benchmark for IT security professionals. This research takes a deeper dive beneath the surface of the analysis to uncover novel ways to mitigate data security vulnerabilities, connect the dots and identify patterns in the data on breaches. This analysis will assist security professionals not only in benchmarking their risk management programs but also in identifying forward looking security measures to narrow the path of future vulnerabilities.

Trust Management

First International Conference, ITrust 2003, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 28-30, 2002, Proceedings

Author: Paddy Nixon,Sotirios Terzis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540402241

Category: Computers

Page: 347

View: 2071

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Trust Management, iTrust 2003, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in May 2003. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 58 submissions. This first book devoted to the emerging interdisciplinary field of trust management spans the whole range of relevant topics, from technical issues in distributed and open systems to legal, social, and philosophical aspects.

Managing Web Usage in the Workplace

A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective

Author: Murugan Anandarajan,Claire Simmers

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781931777728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 8348

"Covering the impact of domestic and international Internet abuse on individuals, groups, organizations, and societies, this research-based book focuses on the phenomenon of Internet abuse and its consequences for an increasingly technology-driven world. Online shopping, Internet gambling, telecommuting, and e-business practices are discussed with emphases on workplace behaviors and abuses. Web management techniques and legal risks are addressed to provide solutions and policing strategies."

Information Security Management: Global Challenges in the New Millennium

Global Challenges in the New Millennium

Author: Dhillon, Gurpreet

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781930708860

Category: Computers

Page: 364

View: 4332

Information security is moving much higher up the agenda of corporate concerns. If information is our most important asset, then we must gird ourselves up for the task of protecting it properly. Information Security Management: Global Challenges in the New Millennium focuses on aspects of information security planning, evaluation, design and implementation.

Cyberlaw for Global E-business: Finance, Payments and Dispute Resolution

Finance, Payments and Dispute Resolution

Author: Kubota, Takashi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048307

Category: Computers

Page: 318

View: 3301

Examines cyberlaw topics such as cybercrime and risk management, electronic trading systems of securities, digital currency regulation, jurisdiction and consumer protection in cross-border markets, and international bank transfers.

Getting to Yes with China in Cyberspace

Author: Scott Warren Harold,Martin C. Libicki,Astrid Stuth Cevallos

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833092502

Category: Computers

Page: 118

View: 5764

This study explores U.S. policy options for managing cyberspace relations with China via agreements and norms of behavior. It considers two questions: Can negotiations lead to meaningful agreement on norms? If so, what does each side need to be prepared to exchange in order to achieve an acceptable outcome? This analysis should interest those concerned with U.S.-China relations and with developing norms of conduct in cyberspace.

Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security

Defending a Networked Nation

Author: Ted G. Lewis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 7421

"...excellent for use as a text in information assurance or cyber-security courses...I strongly advocate that professors...examine this book with the intention of using it in their programs." (Computing, March 22, 2007) "The book is written as a student textbook, but it should be equally valuable for current practitioners...this book is a very worthwhile investment." (Homeland Security Watch, August 17, 2006) While the emphasis is on the development of policies that lead to successful prevention of terrorist attacks on the nation’s infrastructure, this book is the first scientific study of critical infrastructures and their protection. The book models the nation’s most valuable physical assets and infrastructure sectors as networks of nodes and links. It then analyzes the network to identify vulnerabilities and risks in the sector combining network science, complexity theory, modeling and simulation, and risk analysis. The most critical components become the focus of deeper analysis and protection. This approach reduces the complex problem of protecting water supplies, energy pipelines, telecommunication stations, Internet and Web networks, and power grids to a much simpler problem of protecting a few critical nodes. The new edition incorporates a broader selection of ideas and sectors and moves the mathematical topics into several appendices.

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center

Author: Carson Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692243107


Page: N.A

View: 1365

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website,

Truth, Lies and Trust on the Internet

Author: Monica T. Whitty,Adam Joinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135420432

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 5936

The Internet is often presented as an unsafe or untrustworthy space: where children are preyed upon by paedophiles, cannibals seek out victims, offline relationships are torn apart by online affairs and where individuals are addicted to gambling, love, and cybersex. While many of these stories are grounded in truth, they do paint a rather sensationalized view of the Internet, the types of people who use it, and the interactions that take place online. Simultaneously, researchers claim that the Internet allows individuals to express their true selves, to develop 'hyperpersonal' relationships characterised by high levels of intimacy and closeness. At the heart of these competing visions of the Internet as a social space are the issues of truth, lies and trust. This book offers a balanced view of the Internet by presenting empirical data conducted by social scientists, with a concentrated focus on psychological studies. It argues that the Internet’s anonymity which can enable, for instance, high levels of self-disclosure in a relationship, is also responsible for many of its more negative outcomes such as deception and flaming. This is the first book to develop a coherent model of the truth-lies paradox, with specific reference to the critical role of trust. Truth, Lies and Trust on the Internet is a useful text for psychology students and academics interested in Internet behaviour, technology, and online deviant behaviour, and related courses in sociology, media studies and information studies.

Trust Management

First International Conference, iTrust 2003, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 28-30, 2002, Proceedings

Author: Paddy Nixon,Sotirios Terzis

Publisher: Springer


Category: Computer systems

Page: 349

View: 5748

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Trust Management, iTrust 2003, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in May 2003. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 58 submissions. This first book devoted to the emerging interdisciplinary field of trust management spans the whole range of relevant topics, from technical issues in distributed and open systems to legal, social, and philosophical aspects.