Journal of Information Processing
Online ISSN : 1882-6652
ISSN-L : 1882-6652
A Study of “Information security” in Internet Society: The Value Formation of Information Technology and Social Trust
Masahiro Koyama
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2011 Volume 19 Pages 389-399


The purpose of the paper is to elucidate the formation of “trust” in Internet society in the context of the relationship between the real social system and “trust” and between Internet space and “trust”. Although it is based on the dualities of real-world “system trust” and Internet “technological trust” and real-world “human trust” and Internet “personality trust” in this paper, in order for trust in the Internet space not to be limited to a personal issue of name and anonymity before trust for the space system, we intend to discuss trust in the Internet space as “communications trust” (duality of system and personality reliabilities). This study suggests that trust in the Internet space lies in the joint composition of technology (civilization) and society (culture) and clearly exists as complex of security (info-tech) and humanity (info-arts). Based on the above idea the final purpose of this study is to shows a path towards forming new human trust (internal controls) in the “information security” fabricated from the viewpoint of human mind controls (laws, morality, ethics, and custom) and information engineering. This course signifies the “security arts” (the study of trust) that incorporate information arts and info-tech in the Internet space.

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