Security in Cyberspace: A knowledge-base approach

Reind P. Van De Riet, Andrea Junk, Ehud Gudes

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In Cyberspace, realized by the Electronic Super-highway and multimedia techniques, persons will be represented by 'things' (so called 'alter-egos') grown out of the traditional social security numbers. In this paper we will study how the object-oriented methodology can help in designing these inhabitants. By using an interesting example, namely home banking, we will study the problem of security and privacy, in general: access protection, in this world. New in this paper is the combination of Cyberspace, Alter-ego objects representing its inhabitants and protection problems. In particular, we will demonstrate the need for knowledge based capabilities for handling the complex security features which are required in the Cyberspace world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-96
Number of pages28
JournalData and Knowledge Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Active knowledge bases
  • Cyberspace
  • Object-oriented databases
  • Security and database systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management


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