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Author Cofta, Piotr.

Title Trust, complexity and control confidence in a convergent world / Piotr Cofta
Published Chichester : John Wiley, 2007


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Description xvi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Contents: Pt. I. Confidence : trust and control -- 1. Setting the scene -- 2. The model of confidence -- 3. Measuring confidence -- 4. Comparative analysis of the model of confidence -- 5. The dynamics of confidence -- 6. The dark side -- Pt. II. Confidence and technology -- 7. Impact of digital technology -- 8. Digital security -- 9. Confidence and networks -- 10. Attacks on confidence -- 11. Trust-enhancing technologies -- Pt. III. Confidence in a convergent world -- 12. Convergence and confidence -- 13. Confidence creation in e-business -- 14. Privacy and authentication -- 15. Trust management -- 16. Economy of confidence
Summary "Trust, Complexity and Control offers readers a single, consistent explanation of how the sociological concept of 'trust' can be applied to a broad spectrum of technology-related areas; convergent communication, automated agents, digital security, semantic web, e-commerce, e-government, privacy etc. It presents a model of confidence in which trust and control are driven and limited by complexity in one explanatory framework and demonstrates how that framework can be applied to different research and application areas. Starting with the individual's assessment of trust, the book shows the reader how application of the framework can clarify misunderstandings and offer solutions to complex problems." "Trust, Complexity and Control is a source of reference for both researchers and practitioners within the Trust community. It will also be of benefit to students and lecturers in the fields of information technology, social sciences and computer engineering."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computer security.
LC no. 2007015560
ISBN 9780470061305 (cloth)