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Information technologies for the information agent

Tenreiro de Magalhaes, Sergio and Santos, Henrique M.D. and Santos, Leonel Duarte and Revett, Kenneth and Nunes, Paulo Viegas (2007) Information technologies for the information agent. In: Remenyi, Dan, (ed.) Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, Defence College of Management and Technology, Shrivenham, UK, 2-3 July 2007. Academic Conferences, Reading, pp. 273-280. ISBN 9781905305490

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Abstract

The information agent has requirements in the Information Technology (IT) age that are in everything comparable to those of one hundred years ago. But, despite being similar, they require new forms of implementation due to the evolution of the communication platforms and protocols and to the increase in the amount of information that has to be known, stored, transmitted, and interpreted. Although, in many situations, the information agent will make use of everyday equipment, he will always require levels of trust in the processes that are far beyond those of the everyday citizen. But this cannot imply to carry huge infrastructures that will reveal the agent’s intentions. In extreme situations the information agent is the soldier engaged in military activities in hostile environments. There, above all places, he requires light weight trustable equipment and protocols that can perform those tasks. This work, while making the parallel with the traditional methods, proposes a technological environment able to give answer to the requirements of information agents dealing with the need for a competitive intelligence advantage through the correct use of IT, namely biometrics, alternative authentication processes, Public Key Infrastructures and anti-fishing technologies.

Item Type:Book Section
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:7192
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