A conceptual security sub-model for enhancing human-agent collaboration based on generic nodal approach

Abbas Mohammed, Khudhair and N. Mohammed, Muamer and Mazlina, Abdul Majid and Mohd Sharifuddin, Ahmad (2017) A conceptual security sub-model for enhancing human-agent collaboration based on generic nodal approach. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. ISSN 1816-949x (Print); 1818-7803 (Online). (Published)

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Security aspects are serious issues for multi-agent systems that should be taken into consideration when designing the systems. The significant effects and outcomes of the software agent technology make its application more and more popular in several fields. The rapid development of the agent technology promotes its ability to be applied in many different areas such as transportation, e-business, and healthcare. However, as with any other systems, the agent technology is also vulnerable to security threats and, consequently, there is a need to equip the system’s functionalities with some security defense system. A number of methodologies are providing methods and techniques for constructing security for multi-agent systems. A survey of the current state-of-the-art of security issues for MAS is the aim of this paper. Techniques and models for securing multi-agent systems are presented in this paper, which is categorized according to the concepts and models regarding agents’ and systems’ functionalities. Additionally, possible threats and attacks on multi-agent systems are defined and considered with agent’s roles and communications concerns. Moreover, up to date security solutions are elaborated at both levels: agent and the system levels. Finally, an analysis of existing work problems and the challenges of future research for the security of multi-agents are presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software agents; multi-agent system; security aspects; nodal approach.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 02:36
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2018 02:36
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/21924
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