Abstract: The availability of efficient, affordable, green computing alternatives for emerging paradigms, such as edge, mobile, and volunteer computing, is growing. But these models are plagued by security issues, such as in volunteer computing, where trust among entities is nonexistent. This paper presents a zero-trust model that assumes no trust for any volunteer node and always verifies using a server-client model. This paper proposes an adaptive behavior evaluation model that estimates each VN's trust score. Therefore, tasks are assigned to the most trusted VN in the system. A series of trust-aware mechanisms to handle VN's life cycle is also presented.
Authors: Abdullah Albuali (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA); Tessema Mengistu (Southern Illinois University, USA); Dunren Che (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA)
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