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A Knowledge-Based Repository Model for Security Policies Management

  • Spyros Kokolakis
  • Costas Lambrinoudakis
  • Dimitris Gritzalis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2776)

Abstract

Most organizations currently build customized security policies by extending the principles and guidelines suggested by generic security policies. This method cannot guarantee that the resulting policies are compatible, neither it can ensure that the resulting protection levels are equivalent. We introduce a Security Policies Repository (SPR), which consists of a knowledge base, storing multiple security policies in a structured way. The SPR facilitates the juxtaposition of security policies, in order to detect, analyze, and resolve conflicts, and to compare and negotiate the protection level of each of the co- operating information systems. Reconciliation of security policies is achieved by means of developing mutually accepted meta-policies.

Keywords

Information System Security Policy Conflict Detection Security Domain Security Officer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Spyros Kokolakis
    • 1
  • Costas Lambrinoudakis
    • 1
  • Dimitris Gritzalis
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanSamosGreece
  2. 2.Dept. of InformaticsAthens University of Economics & BusinessAthensGreece

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