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Risk Analysis and Deployment Security Issues in a Multi-Agent System

Ambra Molesini, Marco Prandini, Elena Nardini, Enrico Denti
Multi-agent systems (MASs) are a powerful paradigm which enables very effective software engineering techniques, but at the same time easily lets the designer be oblivious of the emergent security problems. This can be a critical issue, especially when MASs are exploited as an infrastructure to provide secure services. This paper performs a security analysis of such a scenario, by identifying threats and assessing risks that could interfere with the achievement of the overall application's goal, that is access control, as a consequence of its MAS-based implementation. The process is exemplified with reference to a specific application domain, yet serves as a starting point for a broader goal: defining a general methodology for modelling the security problems surrounding the operation and application of MASs.
2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2010), pages 143-148, 22-24 January 2010.
Joaquim Filipe, Ana Fred, Bernadette Sharp (eds.), INSTICC, Valencia, Spain
ICAART 2010 acceptance ratio: 26%
@inproceedings{sec-icaart2010,
	Address = {Valencia, Spain},
	Author = {Molesini, Ambra and Prandini, Marco and Nardini, Elena and Denti, Enrico},
	Booktitle = {2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2010)},
	Editor = {Filipe, Joaquim and Fred, Ana and Sharp, Bernadette},
	Isbn = {978-989-674-022-1},
	Month = {22--24~} # jan,
	Note = {ICAART 2010 acceptance ratio: 26%},
	Pages = {143--148},
	Publisher = {INSTICC},
	Title = {Risk Analysis and Deployment Security Issues in a Multi-Agent System},
	Volume = 2,
	Year = 2010}