A Decision Theoretic Approach to Data Leakage Prevention

Date Added: Apr 2010
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In both the commercial and defense sectors a compelling need is emerging for rapid, yet secure, dissemination of information. In this paper, the authors address the threat of information leakage that often accompanies such information flows. They focus on domains with one information source (sender) and many information sinks (recipients) where: sharing is mutually beneficial for the sender and the recipients, leaking a shared information is beneficial to the recipients but undesirable to the sender, and information sharing decisions of the sender are determined using imperfect monitoring of the (un)intended information leakage by the recipients.