Johannes Viehmann 2012: The Theory of Creating Trust with a Set of Mistrust-Parties and its Exemplary Application for the S-Network, Proceedings of Tenth Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), Paris (France) 2012, pp. 185-194, IEEE 2012

Print ISBN: 978-1-4673-2323-9, Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/PST.2012.6297939

Best paper award PST 2012

: This paper presents the idea for achieving trustworthiness by splitting responsibilities between different parties mutually mistrusting one another. These parties are called mistrust-parties because some kind of mistrust between these parties is actively created to prevent potentially manipulative cooperation.
The birth of the S-Network, a universally applicable trustworthy repository, should enable users to make and access reliable publications and secure deposits. The S-Network combines secure long term data storage and preservation in a computer network with non-repudiation and legal validity. This paper describes how one can apply the concept of creating trust with the help of mistrust-parties for the S-Network so that the S Network itself would be highly trustworthy.
Besides being a potential application, the S-Network could also be used as a tool for vital parts in the measures for creating trust with a set of mistrust-parties described in this paper.

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