An evolving trust paradigm for enforcing computing system security
In this paper, a novel theoretical paradigm of evolving trust is presented which aims to enforce secure operations within a computing system through the proper allocation, enforcement, validation, and proliferation of trust as a metric for all operations. The focus is on defining a conceptual model which can envision this approach for lower level operations within a system, thereby ensuring system security is maintained at all times. Allowing trust to either increase or decrease over time based on historical operations allows for the definition of trust as a deterministic metric rather than a subjective one. Lastly, the theoretical model is supported with a conceptual evaluation of the overall security achieved vs. The trade-off in performance.