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Verma, Dinesh, Bertino, Elisa, de Mel, Geeth, Melrose, John.  2019.  On the Impact of Generative Policies on Security Metrics. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP). :104–109.
Policy based Security Management in an accepted practice in the industry, and required to simplify the administrative overhead associated with security management in complex systems. However, the growing dynamicity, complexity and scale of modern systems makes it difficult to write the security policies manually. Using AI, we can generate policies automatically. Security policies generated automatically can reduce the manual burden introduced in defining policies, but their impact on the overall security of a system is unclear. In this paper, we discuss the security metrics that can be associated with a system using generative policies, and provide a simple model to determine the conditions under which generating security policies will be beneficial to improve the security of the system. We also show that for some types of security metrics, a system using generative policies can be considered as equivalent to a system using manually defined policies, and the security metrics of the generative policy based system can be mapped to the security metrics of the manual system and vice-versa.
Verma, Dinesh, Calo, Seraphin, Cirincione, Greg.  2018.  Distributed AI and Security Issues in Federated Environments. Proceedings of the Workshop Program of the 19th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking. :4:1–4:6.
Many real-world IoT solutions have to be implemented in a federated environment, which are environments where many different administrative organizations are involved in different parts of the solution. Smarter Cities, Federated Governance, International Trade and Military Coalition Operations are examples of federated environments. As end devices become more capable and intelligent, learning from their environment, and adapting on their own, they expose new types of security vulnerabilities and present an increased attack surface. A distributed AI approach can help mitigate many of the security problems that one may encounter in such federated environments. In this paper, we outline some of the scenarios in which we need to rethink security issues as devices become more intelligent, and discuss how distributed AI techniques can be used to reduce the security exposures in such environments.
Calo, Seraphin, Verma, Dinesh, Chakraborty, Supriyo, Bertino, Elisa, Lupu, Emil, Cirincione, Gregory.  2018.  Self-Generation of Access Control Policies. Proceedings of the 23Nd ACM on Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies. :39-47.

Access control for information has primarily focused on access statically granted to subjects by administrators usually in the context of a specific system. Even if mechanisms are available for access revocation, revocations must still be executed manually by an administrator. However, as physical devices become increasingly embedded and interconnected, access control needs to become an integral part of the resource being protected and be generated dynamically by resources depending on the context in which the resource is being used. In this paper, we discuss a set of scenarios for access control needed in current and future systems and use that to argue that an approach for resources to generate and manage their access control policies dynamically on their own is needed. We discuss some approaches for generating such access control policies that may address the requirements of the scenarios.