Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

FP5

SECURE Sintesi della relazione

Project ID: IST-2001-32486
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-IST
Paese: United Kingdom

Security policy evaluation techniques

This result defines a comprehensive methodology for the evaluation of trust-based security policies. The methodology includes a detailed threat analysis identifying a series of threats against which the effectiveness of any trust-based security policy should be assessed. Moreover, it also defines separate evaluation criteria for the decision-making system as whole and its individual components. Furthermore, it proposes alternative ways of dealing with the various threats. The whole methodology has been tested on a SPAM filtering application. So far, evaluation of trust-based security policies has been ad hoc, while the lack of a general evaluation methodology makes it very difficult to assess the relative merits of proposed approaches.

As the area of trust-based security reach maturity the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of various proposed policies becomes crucial. In this respect, this result could provide a valuable tool for the whole scientific community. It is currently too early to estimate its commercial potential. As a result, no specific steps have been taken at this stage in order to protect any IPR emanating from it.

Informazioni correlate

Risultato in breve

Reported by

University of Cambridge
The Old Schools Trinity Lane
CB2 1TS Cambridge
United Kingdom
See on map