Title: Trust and security in Personal Network environments

Authors: Charalampos Z. Patrikakis, Dimitris M. Kyriazanos, Athanasios S. Voulodimos, Ioannis G. Nikolakopoulos

Addresses: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece. ' School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece. ' School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece. ' School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou 15773, Athens, Greece

Abstract: The rapid growth of personal communications has increased the need for user interaction and communication in a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) fashion together with the need for protection against security threats and the corresponding need for trust establishment schemes. In this paper, the concept of Personal Network Federation (PN-F) is discussed, and the related security and privacy threats are presented together with solutions taken out of the academic bibliography and research project results. The paper concludes with a reference to the need for privacy protection as a counterforce for complete release of personal information in order to support true personalised service provision.

Keywords: PN-Fs; personal network federations; security; trust; personal networks; peer-to-peer; P2P; privacy protection; personal information; personalisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2009.027669

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.365 - 376

Published online: 06 Aug 2009 *

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