Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. First International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2009, Turin, Italy, June 3-5, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Autonomous Attestation Token to Secure Mobile Agents in Disaster Response

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-04434-2_5,
        author={Daniel Hein and Ronald Toegl},
        title={An Autonomous Attestation Token to Secure Mobile Agents in Disaster Response},
        proceedings={Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems. First International ICST Conference, MobiSec 2009, Turin, Italy, June 3-5, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBISEC},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Disaster Response Mobile Agents Trusted Computing Attestation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-04434-2_5}
    }
    
  • Daniel Hein
    Ronald Toegl
    Year: 2012
    An Autonomous Attestation Token to Secure Mobile Agents in Disaster Response
    MOBISEC
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04434-2_5
Daniel Hein1,*, Ronald Toegl1,*
  • 1: Graz University of Technology
*Contact email: dhein@iaik.tugraz.at, rtoegl@iaik.tugraz.at

Abstract

Modern communication and computing devices have the potential to increase the efficiency of disaster response. Mobile agents are a decentralized and flexible technology to leverage this potential. While mobile agent platforms suffer from a greater variety of security risks than the classic client-server approach, Trusted Computing is capable of alleviating these problems. Unfortunately, , a core concept of Trusted Computing, requires a powerful networked entity to perform trust decisions. The existence and availability of such a service in a disaster response scenario cannot be relied upon.