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Security Policies as Membranes in Systems for Global Computing

Security Policies as Membranes in Systems for Global Computing
Security Policies as Membranes in Systems for Global Computing
We propose a simple global computing framework, whose main concern is code migration. Systems are structured in sites, and each site is divided into two parts: a computing body, and a membrane which regulates the interactions between the computing body and the external environment. More precisely, membranes are filters which control access to the associated site, and they also rely on the well-established notion of trust between sites. We develop a basic theory to express and enforce security policies via membranes. Initially, these only control the actions incoming agents intend to perform locally. We then adapt the basic theory to encompass more sophisticated policies, where the number of actions an agent wants to perform, and also their order, are considered.
code migration, membranes, containment, finite automata, trust, foundations of distributed systems, distributed calculi
163-21
Gorla, D.
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Hennessy, M.
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Sassone, V.
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Gorla, D.
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Hennessy, M.
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Sassone, V.
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Gorla, D., Hennessy, M. and Sassone, V. (2005) Security Policies as Membranes in Systems for Global Computing Logical Methods in Computer Science, 1, (3:2), pp. 163-21.

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We propose a simple global computing framework, whose main concern is code migration. Systems are structured in sites, and each site is divided into two parts: a computing body, and a membrane which regulates the interactions between the computing body and the external environment. More precisely, membranes are filters which control access to the associated site, and they also rely on the well-established notion of trust between sites. We develop a basic theory to express and enforce security policies via membranes. Initially, these only control the actions incoming agents intend to perform locally. We then adapt the basic theory to encompass more sophisticated policies, where the number of actions an agent wants to perform, and also their order, are considered.

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Published date: 2005
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Keywords: code migration, membranes, containment, finite automata, trust, foundations of distributed systems, distributed calculi
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261849
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261849
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Date deposited: 27 Jan 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:58

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Author: D. Gorla
Author: M. Hennessy
Author: V. Sassone

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