Policy Languages and Their Suitability for Trust Negotiation

Author (ESR): 
Martin Kolar (Universidad De Malaga)
Authors: 
Martin Kolar, Carmen Fernandez-Gago, Javier Lopez

Entities, such as people, companies, institutions, authorities and web sites live and exist in a conjoined world. In order to live and enjoy social benefits, entities need to share knowledge, resources and to cooperate together. The cooperation brings with it many new challenges and problems, among which one is the problem of trust. This area is also important for the Computer Science. When unfamiliar entities wish to cooperate, they do not know what to expect nor whether they can trust each other. Trust negotiation solves this problem by sequential exchanging credentials between entities, which have decided to establish a trust relationship in order to reach a common goal. Entities specify their own policies that handle a disclosure of confidential information to maintain their security and privacy. Policies are defined by means of a policy language. This paper aims to identify the most suitable policy language for trust negotiation. To do so, policy languages are analysed against a set of criteria for trust negotiation that are first established.

Venue: 
DBSec 2018, Bergamo, Italy 16.7.2018 - 18.7.2018
Date: 
Monday, July 16, 2018