Endorsements, Licensing, and Insurance for Distributed System Services

@inproceedings{Medvinsky1994EndorsementsLA,
  title={Endorsements, Licensing, and Insurance for Distributed System Services},
  author={Gennady Medvinsky and Charlie Lai and B. Clifford Neuman},
  booktitle={ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security},
  year={1994}
}
Clients in a distributed system place their confidence in many servers, and servers themselves rely on other servers for file storage, authentication, authorization, and payment. When a system spans administrative boundaries it becomes harder to assess the security and competence of potential service providers. This paper examines the issue of confidence in large distributed systems. When confidence is lacking in the “real world,” one relies on endorsements, licensing, insurance, and surety… CONTINUE READING
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