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Exploiting Trust-Based Social Networks for Distributed Protection of Sensitive Data

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4 Author(s)
Shouhuai Xu ; Dept. of Comput. Sci ence, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA ; Xiaohu Li ; Parker, T.P. ; Xueping Wang

How can we protect sensitive data of average users? In this paper, we propose taking advantage of real-life social trust between average users (called “trust-based social networks”) as well as threshold cryptography. This leads to a new type of complex systems, for which we define and characterize the following novel properties: 1) attack-resilience, which captures the consequences of computers getting compromised; 2) security utility of anonymous social networks, which captures the security gained when the underlying social network links are not known to the attacker; 3) security utility of psychological soundness, which captures the security gained when a user keeps a decisive share of its sensitive data; 4) availability, which captures the effect when computers are not always responsive; 5) the trade-off between attack-resilience and availability.

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Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

March 2011

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