Accession Number : ADA465128
Title : Quasi-Anonymous Channels
Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR HIGH ASSURANCE COMPUTING SYSTEMS (CHACS)
Personal Author(s) : Moskowitz, Ira S. ; Newman, Richard E. ; Syverson, Paul F.
Report Date : 2003
Pagination or Media Count : 7
Abstract : Although both anonymity and covert channels are part of the larger topic of information hiding, there also exists an intrinsic linkage between anonymity and covert channels. This linkage was illustrated in ; however,  just scratched the surface of the interplay between covert channels and anonymity, without a formal analysis of the related issues. This paper begins the process of formalizing the linkage between anonymity and covert channels via the study of quasi-anonymous channels. We also discuss and contrast some of the existing formal mathematical models of anonymity.
Descriptors : *INFORMATION SECURITY , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , COVERT OPERATIONS , INFORMATION THEORY , LINKAGES
Subject Categories : COMPUTER SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT AND STANDARDS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE