Security policy reconciliation in distributed computing environments

@article{Wang2004SecurityPR,
  title={Security policy reconciliation in distributed computing environments},
  author={Hao Wang and Somesh Jha and Miron Livny and Patrick D. McDaniel},
  journal={Proceedings. Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, 2004. POLICY 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={137-146}
}
A major hurdle in sharing resources between organizations is heterogeneity. Therefore, in order for two organizations to collaborate their policies have to be resolved. The process of resolving different policies is known as policy reconciliation, which in general is an intractable problem. This paper addresses policy reconciliation in the context of security. We present a formal framework and hierarchical representation for security policies. Our hierarchical representation exposes the… CONTINUE READING

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