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Arms Race Within Information Ecosystems
Responsible organisation
2001 (English)In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, ISSN 0302-9743, E-ISSN 1611-3349, Vol. 2182, 202-207 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Interacting agents of exploiters and users within an information ecosystem may be regarded both as biological beings and as part of an economic system of infohabitants. A protection system can be implemented as a filter governing the access to assets. Typically we will have a chain of attacks and countermeasures concerning this access to the desired assets. We model this process as an arms race. We base our model on a process model of a protection system based on exposure time. A user's reaction against an exploiter measure could either be a direct response to the measure or an attempt to anticipate future attacks by more general means of defeating the protection of the exploiter agent. When anticipating future attacks and countermeasures, both users and exploiters will improve their methods and tools due to an arms race. Our arms race model refines the competition as modeled in computational markets to model aspects which typically arise when societies grow beyond what can be controlled in a centralized manner. A dynamic, evolving and robust ecosystem of autonomous agents is sometimes a preferred and possible outcome of the arms race as a hardening process.

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Springer Verlag , 2001. Vol. 2182, 202-207 p.
Keyword [en]
Information ecosystems, Arms race, protection system
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9947ISI: 000180978200021Local ID: diva2:837945
in eds. M., Klusch, and F., Zambonelli, Cooperative Information Agents V, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2182, pp. 202-207 Springer Verlag, , 2001Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2001-11-19 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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