Power and Permission in Security Systems

@inproceedings{Firozabadi1999PowerAP,
  title={Power and Permission in Security Systems},
  author={Babak Sadighi Firozabadi and Marek J. Sergot},
  booktitle={Security Protocols Workshop},
  year={1999}
}
It is a standard feature of all organisations that designated agents, usually when acting in specific roles, are empowered by the organisation to create specified kinds of states of affairs — as when, for instance, a priest declares a couple as married and thereby makes it so in the eye of the church, or when a head of department assigns one of his subordinates to a particular project, or when an owner transfers ownership, as opposed to mere physical possession, of an item to another entity… CONTINUE READING