Emerging Technologies with Symmetry for Zero Trust

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 98

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry is an extraordinary characteristic which has been widely deployed in different research fields of computer engineering, such as symmetric architecture for telecommunications, symmetric network structures, and symmetric algorithms. Recently, an increasing number of organizations have embraced zero-trust technologies due to their ability to minimize risk in enforcing accurate, least privilege per-request access decisions in service applications under the circumstance of a compromised network. In a zero-trust architecture, each access request should be authenticated and evaluated whether the request is permitted no matter whether it originated from an external or internal network. In addition, unauthorized people from utilizing devices of authorized users can intrude other devices for lateral movement. Organizations need to evaluate the trustworthiness of access requests based on user behaviors and threat intelligence and adapt their associated access control policies. To date, the research community has stressed the importance of innovative technologies and integrated solutions for zero-trust. Therefore, this Special Issue solicits original and high-quality works, involving the concept of symmetry, on recent advances in innovative technologies, challenges, and solutions for zero-trust. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Trust evaluation algorithm with symmetry for zero-trust;
  • Cyber threat intelligence with symmetry for zero-trust;
  • Edge device risk evaluation with symmetry for zero-trust;
  • Emerging innovative access control with symmetry for zero-trust;
  • Novel theories, architectures, applications, and paradigms with symmetry for zero-trust;
  • Security modeling with symmetry for zero-trust architecture;
  • Privacy enhanced technologies with symmetry for zero-trust;
  • Effectiveness evaluation and benchmark with symmetry for zero-trust;
  • Advances in the use of zero-trust underlying technologies (e.g., AI, blockchain, deterministic networks, cloud/edge computing, etc.) with symmetry;
  • Miscellaneous issues with symmetry for zero-trust.

Prof. Dr. Kuo-Hui Yeh
Guest Editor

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  • zero trust
  • symmetry
  • risk
  • access control
  • security
  • privacy

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