Trust paper cited in RISKS Forum

Rohit Khare (
Wed, 03 Sep 1997 21:59:54 -0400

[First I heard that our paper was mentioned in RISKS, then I figured out
the source... thanks, mark!]

Re: SET Risks
Mark Baker <>
Tue, 2 Sep 1997 10:42:31 -0400 (EDT)

I thought RISKS readers, especially those involved in the development of
secure electronic payment systems, would be interested in a paper entitled
"Weaving a Web of Trust" by Adam Rifkin and Rohit Khare.

IMO, it does a superb job of outlining the risks involved with not managing
trust issues up front in the design and implementation of software systems
being deployed on public networks.

Mark Baker, Ottawa Ontario CANADA Java, CORBA, Agents, Beans

[The paper is in the World Wide Web Journal, an issue subtitled
Web Security: A Matter of Trust, Summer 1997, vol 2, no 3.
The entire issue is full of interesting contributions (including
a published version of the report of the 11 cryptographers and
computer scientists noted in RISKS-19.17,19). PGN]

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