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Author Squicciarini, A.C. ♦ Barghav-Spantzel, A. ♦ Bertino, E. ♦ Ferrari, E. ♦ Ray, I.
Sponsorship IEEE Comput. Soc. ♦ WIC ♦ ACM
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods
Subject Keyword Authorization ♦ Authentication ♦ Information security ♦ Access protocols ♦ Internet ♦ Cryptography ♦ Web server ♦ Protection ♦ Intelligent agent ♦ Cryptographic protocols
Abstract Trust negotiation makes it possible for two parties to carry on secure transactions by first establishing trust through a bilateral, iterative process of requesting and disclosing digital credentials and policies. Credentials, exchanged during trust negotiations, often contain sensitive attributes that attest to the properties of the credential owner. Uncontrolled disclosure of such sensitive attributes may cause grave damage to the credential owner. Research has shown that disclosing non-sensitive attributes only can cause identity to be revealed as well. Consequently, we impose a stronger requirement: our negotiations should have the k-anonymity property the set of credentials submitted by a subject during a negotiation should be equal to k other such sets received by the counterpart during earlier negotiations. In this paper we propose a protocol that ensures k-anonymity. Our protocol has a number of important features. First, a credential submitter before submitting its set of credentials has the assurance that its set will be identical to k other sets already stored with the counterpart. Second, we provide a cryptographic protocol ensuring that the credentials submitted by the submitter during different negotiations cannot be linked to each other. Third, we ensure that the critical data exchanged during the protocol is valid. Fourth, the major part of the protocol involves the negotiating parties only; the protocol invokes the validator only when some critical information needs to be validated
Description Author affiliation: Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (Squicciarini, A.C.; Barghav-Spantzel, A.; Bertino, E.)
ISBN 0769527493
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-12-18
Publisher Place China
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 121.24 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 69
Ending Page 72


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library