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Using trust for secure collaboration in uncertain environments

Cahill, V. and Gray, E. and Seigneur, J.M. and Jensen, C. and Chen, Y. and Shand, B. and Dimmock, N. and Twigg, A. and Bacon, J. and English, C. and Wagealla, W. and Terzis, S. and Nixon, P. and Serugendo, G. and Bryce, C. and Carbone, M. and Krukow, K. and Nielsen, M. (2003) Using trust for secure collaboration in uncertain environments. IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2 (3). pp. 52-61. ISSN 1536-1268

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Abstract

The SECURE project is investigating the design of security mechanisms for pervasive computing based on the human notion of trust. Our work addresses how entities that encounter each other in unfamiliar pervasive computing environments can overcome initial suspicion to allow secure collaboration to take place.