University of Hertfordshire

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Beyond trust

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSecurity Protocols XXII - 22nd International Workshop, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer-Verlag, (Berlin-Heidelberg)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319123998
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Risk as studied conventionally and risk as manifested in actuality differ widely both in semantics and content. In this paper we explore the possibility of managing risk without resorting to transitive and compulsive relationships termed as “trust”. We draw an exploitable analogy with the assumptions under which cooperation is observed in repeated strategic games and posit that voluntary cooperation between players with mutually incompatible commitments is indeed possible provided that such cooperation can be promiscuous.

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