Chapter 86

e-Reputation and Online Reputation Management Survey

Jean-Marc Seigneur     University of Geneva, Carouge, Switzerland


Reputation management is a new field in the realm of computer security. This is mainly because computers and software are increasingly involved in open networks. In these open networks, any user may become part of the user base and associated interactions even if there is no a priori information about the user. The greater openness of these networks implies greater uncertainty regarding the outcomes of such interactions. Traditional security mechanisms such as access control lists, which work under the assumption that there is a priori information about who is allowed to do what, fail in these open situations. ...

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