Quality of Security Service: Adaptive Security
Timothy E. Levin and Cynthia E. Irvine, Naval Postgraduate School
Evdoxia Spyropoulou, Technical Vocational Educational School of Computer Science of Halandri Greece
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview, rationale, and motivation for understanding quality of security service (QoSS). Just as with the quality of service (QoS) mechanisms from which they are derived, QoSS mechanisms benefit both the subscriber (e.g., individual user or enterprise) and the overall distributed system. Users benefit by having reliable access to services, and the distributed systems whose resources are QoSS-managed may benefit by having more predictable resource utilization by users and more efficient resource allocation. Thus, the QoSS vision is to transform security from a performance obstacle into an adaptive, constructive network management tool.
Most of today's distributed and highly populated computing environments, as exemplified by the Internet, face challenges with security as well as with the management and availability of resources. Bandwidth in mobile ...