Distributed Mechanism for Protecting Resources in a Newly Emerged Digital Ecosystem Technology

  • Ilung Pranata
  • Geoff Skinner
  • Rukshan Athauda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7017)


Digital Ecosystem (DE) is characterized as an open and dynamic environment where the interaction and collaboration between its entities are highly promoted. A major requirement to promote such intensive interaction and collaboration in a DE environment is the ability to secure and uphold the confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation of shared resources and information. However, current developments of such security mechanisms for protecting the shared resources are still in their infancy. Most of the proposed protection frameworks do not provide a scalable and effective mechanism for engaging multiple interacting entities to protect their resources. This is even a greater issue when multiple resources are exchanged and shared in an open and dynamic environment. Therefore, we proposes a distributed mechanism for individual enterprises to manage their own authorization processes and resource access permissions with an aim to provide a rigorous protection of entities’ resources.


Authentication authorization digital ecosystem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilung Pranata
    • 1
  • Geoff Skinner
    • 1
  • Rukshan Athauda
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Design, Communication and ITUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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