Secure knowledge management: confidentiality, trust, and privacy


Knowledge management enhances the value of a corporation by identifying the assets and expertise as well as efficiently managing the resources. Security for knowledge management is critical as organizations have to protect their intellectual assets. Therefore, only authorized individuals must be permitted to execute various operations and functions in an organization. In this paper, secure knowledge management will be discussed, focusing on confidentiality, trust, and privacy. In particular, certain access-control techniques will be investigated, and trust management as well as privacy control for knowledge management will be explored.


access controls, asset managment, collaborative work, data security, information security, knowledge management, privacy, protection, resource management, semantic web

Date of this Version



IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, May 2006, Volume: 36 Issue:3, page(s): 429 - 438