Infrastructure-level trust-based protection for security-concerned systems and their communications

Yingfei Dong, David H.C. Du, Feng Cao

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As many distributed mission-critical systems have taken advantage of Internet connectivity, malicious cyber attacks seriously threat the availability of such systems, due to the lack of infrastructure-level protection on the Internet. In this paper, we propose a trust-based protection framework to address this issue. To encourage users to secure their systems and gradually remove pervasive security issues on end systems, we argue that we should have positive mechanisms to award more secure systems, e.g., by enabling better service for these systems. Since mission-critical systems are usually well-managed and more secure than common user systems, the proposed framework enables the network infrastructure to provide better network services for these more trusted systems. This position paper simply outlines the key components of the framework and discusses related research issues. We are working on the full design and analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2008Apr 18 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE INFOCOM
ISSN (Print)0743-166X


Other2008 IEEE INFOCOM Workshops
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author thanks for the support by the project PRVOUK and SVV provided by Charles University.


  • Mission-critical systems
  • Service availability


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