The case for network witnesses

Wu-chang Feng, Travis Schluessler
2008 2008 4th Workshop on Secure Network Protocols  
Network abuse is prevalent in today's Internet. To combat abuse, this paper examines a general approach for constructing network protocols based on the use of "network witnesses": tamper-resistant, trusted third parties that reside at network protocol end-points. By providing authentic measurements of network use and by ensuring the correct usage of network protocols, we show how network witnesses can enable fundamentally new protocol designs that can protect networks against malicious use.
doi:10.1109/npsec.2008.4664874 fatcat:cvkh7yuudvbdrgjhiklx23jnsi