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Authors: Marcelo Carlomagno Carlos 1 ; Jean Everson Martina 2 ; Geraint Price 1 and Ricardo Felipe Custódio 2

Affiliations: 1 Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom ; 2 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Keyword(s): Security Ceremonies, Security Protocols, Formal Methods, Cognitive Human Formalisation.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Formal Methods for Security ; Human Factors and Human Behaviour Recognition Techniques ; Information and Systems Security ; Information Assurance ; Security Protocols

Abstract: The concept of a ceremony as an extension of network and security protocols was introduced by Ellison. There are no currently available methods or tools to check correctness of the properties in such ceremonies. The potential application for security ceremonies are vast and fill gaps left by strong assumptions in security protocols. Assumptions include the provision of cryptographic keys and correct human interaction. Moreover, no tools are available to check how knowledge is distributed among human peers nor their interaction with other humans and computers in these scenarios. The key component of this position paper is the formalisation of human knowledge distribution in security ceremonies. By properly enlisting human expectations and interactions in security protocols, we can minimise the ill-described assumptions we usually see failing. Taking such issues into account when designing or verifying protocols can help us to better understand where protocols are more prone to break d ue to human constraints. (More)


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Carlomagno Carlos, M.; Everson Martina, J.; Price, G. and Felipe Custódio, R. (2012). A Proposed Framework for Analysing Security Ceremonies. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - SECRYPT, (ICETE 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-24-2; ISSN 2184-2825, pages 440-445. DOI: 10.5220/0004129704400445

author={Marcelo {Carlomagno Carlos}. and Jean {Everson Martina}. and Geraint Price. and Ricardo {Felipe Custódio}.},
title={A Proposed Framework for Analysing Security Ceremonies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - SECRYPT, (ICETE 2012)},


JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Security and Cryptography - SECRYPT, (ICETE 2012)
TI - A Proposed Framework for Analysing Security Ceremonies
SN - 978-989-8565-24-2
IS - 2184-2825
AU - Carlomagno Carlos, M.
AU - Everson Martina, J.
AU - Price, G.
AU - Felipe Custódio, R.
PY - 2012
SP - 440
EP - 445
DO - 10.5220/0004129704400445