Security Consistency in Information Ecosystems : Structuring the Risk Environment on the Internet

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Bengt Carlsson, Andreas Jacobsson
Title: Security Consistency in Information Ecosystems : Structuring the Risk Environment on the Internet
Journal: Journal of Information System Security
Year: 2006
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Pagination: 3-26
ISSN: 1551-0123
Publisher: The information institute
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Systems and Software Engineering (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för programvarusystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tek.bth.se/
Authors e-mail: bca@bth.se, aja@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: The concepts of information ecosystems and multi agent systems are used to describe a security consistency model where, as a background, humans are presumed to act as Machiavellian beings, i.e. behaving selfishly. Based on this notion, we analyze behaviors initiated by network contaminants derived from the groupings marketing, espionage and malice, and their effects to an entire ecosystem. The contribution of this paper is a security consistency model, which illustrates a comprehensive and systemic view of the evolutionary risk environment in information networks.
Subject: Computer Science\Electronic security
Keywords: Information ecosystem, multi agent systems, security consistency model, Machiavellian being
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