A Security Framework for a Mobile Agent System [chapter]

Ciarán Bryce
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper describes a distributed security infrastructure for mobile agents. The first property of the infrastructure is believability; this means that mechanisms are provided for authenticating information furnished by an agent. A second security property is survivability. This means that an agent computation can be programmed to survive attacks by malicious hosts on individual agents; this is achieved through encryption as well as agent replication and voting. The main feature of the
more » ... ucture is that mobile agents are themselves used to enforce the security properties.
doi:10.1007/10722599_17 fatcat:4bsv4pvqfzfmxe253g637h3omy