By now, you have been exposed to trust from many angles, technical and possibly social, philosophical and applied. In this talk, I'll explore how extending our view of how trust works can give us some powerful tools for (people and security. The talk will progress from philosophical and social ideas of trust, regret and forgiveness, through an examination of how to include these concepts in our own tools, arriving at a discussion of their potential use in cyber security.
Steve Marsh is a Trust Scientist and a thought leader in the phenomenon of trust for computational systems. He is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
His PhD (University of Stirling, 1994) was a seminal work that introduced the first formalisation of the phenomenon of trust (the concept of 'Computational Trust'), and applied it to Multi Agent Systems. As a milestone in trust research, it brought together disparate disciplines and attempted to make sense of a vital phenomenon in human and artificial societies, and is still widely referenced today, being in the top tenth of one percent of Citeseerx's most cited articles in computer science. Steve's current work builds extensively on this model, applying it to network security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and mobile device security.
His research interests include computational trust, computational wisdom, device comfort, trust management, regret and regret management, and socially adept technologies. He is the Canadian delegate to IFIP Technical Committee 11: Security and Privacy Protection in Information Processing Systems. He is an adjunct professor at UNB (Computer Science) and Carleton University (Systems and Computer Engineering and Cognitive Science).
Steve lives in rural Ontario, Canada with dogs, cats, horses and people, all of whom have their own things to teach us about trust.