Security framework for mobile agents-based applications

Al-jaljouli, Raja and Abawajy, Jemal 2012, Security framework for mobile agents-based applications. In Kumar, A.V. Senthil and Rahman, Hakikur (ed), Mobile computing techniques in emerging markets : systems, applications and services, Information Science Reference, Hershey Pa., pp.242-269.

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Title Security framework for mobile agents-based applications
Author(s) Al-jaljouli, Raja
Abawajy, JemalORCID iD for Abawajy, Jemal
Title of book Mobile computing techniques in emerging markets : systems, applications and services
Editor(s) Kumar, A.V. Senthil
Rahman, Hakikur
Publication date 2012
Chapter number 9
Total chapters 11
Start page 242
End page 269
Total pages 28
Publisher Information Science Reference
Place of Publication Hershey Pa.
Keyword(s) mobile computing
Mobile Agent System
Summary Mobile agents have been proposed for key applications such as forensics analysis, intrusion detection, e-commerce, and resource management. Yet, they are vulnerable to various security threats by malicious hosts or intruders. Conversely, genuine platforms may run malicious agents. It is essential to establish a truly secure framework for mobile agents to gain trust of clients in the system. Failure to accomplish a trustworthy secured framework for Mobile Agent System (MAS) will limit their deployment into the key applications. This chapter presents a comprehensive taxonomy of various security threats to Mobile Agent System and the existing implemented security mechanisms. Different mechanisms are discussed, and the related security deficiencies are highlighted. The various security properties of the agent and the agent platform are described. The chapter also introduces the properties, advantages, and roles of agents in various applications. It describes the infrastructure of the system and discusses several mobile agent frameworks and the accomplished security level.
ISBN 1466600829
Language eng
Field of Research 080501 Distributed and Grid Systems
Socio Economic Objective 890103 Mobile Data Networks and Services
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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