Intelligent Software Agents: Security Issues of a New Technology

Intelligent Software Agents: Security Issues of a New Technology

Stefan Kirn (Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany), Mathias Petsch (Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany) and Brian Lees (University of Paisley, Scotland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-78-0.ch011
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Abstract

For a new technology, such as that offered by intelligent agents, to be successful and widely accepted, it is necessary for systems, based on that technology, to be capable of maintaining security and consistency of operation when integrated into the existing infrastructure of an organisation. This paper explores some of the security issues relating to application of intelligent agents and the integration of such systems into existing organisations. First, existing information security issues for enterprises are considered. Then, a short introduction to the new technology of agents and agent systems is given. Following this, the special security problems of the new technology of software agents and the emerging risks for software and enterprises are discussed. Finally, a new security architecture for multi-agent systems is proposed, together with an explanation of how this multilevel architecture can help to improve the security of agent systems.

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Chapter 1
Gurpreet Dhillon
In the past decade two developments have brought information security management issues to the fore. First has been the increased dependence of... Sample PDF
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Chapter 2
Michael E. Whitman, Anthony M. Townsend, Robert J. Aalberts
As the pervasiveness of networks create a more open set of information systems for the mobile and diverse needs of the organization, increased... Sample PDF
Information Systems Security and the Need for Policy
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Chapter 3
Joseph T. Gilbert
What does ethics have to do with computer security in the new millennium? What, for that matter, did it have to do with computer security in the old... Sample PDF
New Millennium; New Technology; Same Old Right and Wrong
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Chapter 4
Andrew Storey, J. Barrie Thompson, Albert Bokma
The following sections of this chapter report current and future aspects of EC related to the concept of trust. In the next section we review the... Sample PDF
Ethical Elements of Security and Developments in Cyberspace that Should Promote Trust in Electronic Commerce
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Chapter 5
Matthew Warren, William Hutchinson
During the last ten years there has been a growth of Information Systems and related Internet technology. In recent years the Internet has grown... Sample PDF
Cyber Terrorism and the Contemporary Corporation
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Athanasia Pouloudi
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Addressing Prescription Fraud in the British National Health Service: Technological and Social Considerations
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Chapter 7
Frederic Adam, Joseph A. Haslam
In order to determine the extent to which IS managers and other managers are treating disaster recovery planning as a serious issue, an empirical... Sample PDF
The Irish Experience with Disaster Recovery Planning: High Levels of Awareness May Not Suffice
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Chapter 8
Mikko T. Siponen
Recently, several Information Systems Security (ISS) development approaches that support modeling have been presented. This chapter analyzes and... Sample PDF
An Analysis of the Recent IS Security Development Approaches: Descriptive and Prescriptive Implications
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Chapter 9
Keng Siau, Kent Whitacre
The Internet is one of the miracles happening in this century. Starting from a project known to a few hundred people, the Internet is now a global... Sample PDF
Internet and E-Business Security
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Chapter 10
Peter Goldschmidt
This chapter discusses generic concepts of compliance monitoring for anomaly detection systems [CMAD]1 in terms of the functionality of CMAD... Sample PDF
Assurance and Compliance Monitoring Support
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Chapter 11
Stefan Kirn, Mathias Petsch, Brian Lees
For a new technology, such as that offered by intelligent agents, to be successful and widely accepted, it is necessary for systems, based on that... Sample PDF
Intelligent Software Agents: Security Issues of a New Technology
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Chapter 12
Gurpreet Dhillon
This chapter sketches out three classes of principles. Following a brief description of the class, each principle is elaborated and suggestions made... Sample PDF
Principles for Managing Information Security in the New Millennium
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