Date Added: Aug 2012
This paper presents the Chief Security Officer (CSO) problem, defines its scope, and investigates several important research questions related within the scope. The CSO problem is defined based on the concept of secrecy capacity of wireless communication channels. It is also related to the chief Estimation/Executive Officer (CEO) problem that has been well studied in information theory. The CSO problem consists of a CSO, several agents capable of having two-way communication with the CSO, and a group of eavesdroppers. There are two scenarios in the CSO problem; one in which agents are not allowed to cooperate with one another and the other in which agents are allowed to cooperate with one another.