TitleUsing electronic Institutions to Secure Grid Environments
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAshri R, Payne T, Luck M, Surridge M, Sierra C, Rodríguez-Aguilar JA
EditorKlusch M, Rovatsos M, Payne T
Conference NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Number4149
Pagination461-475
Abstract

As the technical infrastructure to support Grid environments matures, attention must be focused on integrating such technical infrastructure with tech- nologies to support more dynamic access to services, and ensuring that such ac- cess is appropriately monitored and secured. Such capabilities will be key in pro- viding a safe environment that allow the creation of virtual organisations at run- time. This paper addresses this issue by analysing how work from within the field of Electronic Institutions (EIs) can be employed to provide security support for Grid environments, and introduces the notion of a Semantic Firewall (SFW) re- sponsible for mediating interactions with protected services given a set of access policies. An overarching guideline is that such integration should be pragmatic, taking into account the real-life lessons learned whilst developing, deploying and using the GRIA infrastructure for Grid environments.