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Provenance as a Security Control

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Executive Summary

Much has been written about security and provenance. Although both have their own large areas of concern, there is a very significant intersection. One is often brought to bear upon the other, in the study of the security of provenance. The authors discuss through a series of examples how provenance might be regarded as a security control in its own right. They argue that a risk-based approach to provenance is appropriate, and is already being used informally. A case study illustrates the applicability of this line of reasoning.

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