Security and trust in the web

Vijay Varadharajan*

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Security and trust issues have been catapulted to the forefront with the dramatic developments in technologies such as web applications, cloud computing, mobile devices and social networking. Though trust has always been a foundational stone of security, the greater dependency of society and economy on information technology have increased the need to consider trust issues more explicitly and systematically. This talk will address some of the key challenges in security and trust in the distributed information infrastructures. The talk will start with a brief look at some of the recent developments in the threat scenery. Then I will consider the notion of trust in the security world and see how trust issues arise in current ubiquitous computing systems context. Then we will consider a hybrid approach which combines the "hard" attestation based trust with the "soft" social and reputation based trust. Such a hybrid approach can help to improve the detection of malicious entities which in turn can enhance the quality of secure decision making. I will conclude the talk by demonstrating such a trust enhanced security approach using some examples from systems that we have been developing during recent years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Technologies and Applications - 14th Asia-Pacific Web Conference, APWeb 2012, Proceedings
EditorsQuan Z. Sheng, Guoren Wang, Christian S. Jensen, Guandong Xu
Place of PublicationHeidelberg, Germany
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages2
Volume7235 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783642292521
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event14th Asia Pacific Web Technology Conference, APWeb 2012 - Kunming, China
Duration: 11 Apr 201213 Apr 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7235 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Other14th Asia Pacific Web Technology Conference, APWeb 2012


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