Secure networked computing

Vijay Varadharajan*

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Mobile computing and agent technologies are receiving a great deal of interest as they have a lot to offer towards achieving the vision of usable distributed systems in a heterogenous network environment such as the Internet. The ability to move computations across the nodes of a wide area network helps to achieve deployment of services and applications in a more flexible, dynamic and customisable way than the traditional client-server distribution paradigm. However fundamental challenges remain in the area of security. In this talk, we will address some of the key issues in secure networked computing. We will first address the developments that have taken place in distributed computing which as led to greater mobility and networked applications in both local area and wide area networks. Then we will consider some of the characteristics of network based computing and in particular the development of mobile agent based applications. We will then briefly address the notion of trust and describe how mobile agents violate some of the common trust assumptions made in the design of secure systems. Then we will outline a security model for mobile agents and the provision of security services for agent based applications. We will conclude by identifying some of the open security issues that need to be investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation assurance in computer networks
Subtitle of host publicationmethods, models, and architectures for network security : Internationa lWorkshop MMM-ACNS 2001 St. Petersburg, Russia, May 21-23, 2001 : proceedings
EditorsVladimir I. Gorodetski, Victor A. Skormin, Leonard J. Popyack
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)3540421033, 9783540421030
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventInternational Workshop on Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures for Network Security Systems ( MMM-ACNS2001) - St Petersburg, Russia
Duration: 21 May 200123 May 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


WorkshopInternational Workshop on Mathematical Methods, Models and Architectures for Network Security Systems ( MMM-ACNS2001)
CitySt Petersburg, Russia

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