Improving Webs of Trust Through Predetermined Graph Structure

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Ting Yu, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. Khaled Harfoush, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Dr. S. Purushothaman Iyer, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Kohler, Damon en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:57:08Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:57:08Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-19 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-05182006-143950 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/617
dc.description.abstract Parallel computing topographies and webs of trust (WoTs) share many of the same goals: minimum distance routing, an abundance of quickly determinable parallel paths, uniform structure, and fault tolerance. The structure of WoTs follows that of the social interaction between members of the WoT and are thus appropriately modeled by random graphs. However, it is the random structure of WoTs that contributes significantly to their insecurity. When using a WoT in a small, closed or secret society, such as a darknet, the random structure can be replaced with certain orderly structures, like the hypercube, which are commonly used for parallel computing networks. Imposing structure on the WoT, at its inception and throughout its lifetime, improves both security and the efficiency. To this end, I define the hypercube of trust (HoT). en_US
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dc.subject public key infrastructure en_US
dc.subject web of trust en_US
dc.subject hypercube en_US
dc.title Improving Webs of Trust Through Predetermined Graph Structure en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Computer Science en_US


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