Semantic Information Assurance for Secure Distributed Knowledge Management: A Business Process Perspective

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Al Farooq N. Salam, Associate Professor (Creator)
Rahul Singh, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Secure knowledge management for eBusiness processes that span multiple organizations requires intraorganizational and interorganizational perspectives on security and access control issues. There is paucity in research on information assurance of distributed interorganizational eBusiness processes from a business process perspective. This paper presents a framework for secure semantic eBusiness processes integrating three streams of research, namely: 1) eBusiness processes; 2) information assurance; and 3) semantic technology. This paper presents the conceptualization and analysis of a secure semantic eBusiness process framework and architecture, and provides a holistic view of a secure interorganizational semantic eBusiness process. This paper fills a gap in the existing literature by extending role-based access control models for eBusiness processes that are done by using ontological analysis and semantic Web technologies to develop a framework for computationally feasible secure eBusiness process knowledge representations. An integrated secure eBusiness process approach is needed to provide a unifying conceptual framework to understand the issues surrounding access control over distributed information and knowledge resources.

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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - A, (3), May 2006 472-486
Language: English
Date: 2006
Description logics, Information assurance and systems security, Role-based access control, Semantic eBusiness, Semantic Web technology

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