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International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )

Abstract :

Identity and Access Management (IdAM) Systems evolved as autonomous systems but the need for sharing of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) information and the collection, retention, use, and disposal of credentialing information has led to privacy and trust issues. This lack of trust has resulted in law enforcement personnel and first responders being denied access to facilities during emergency situations. This research seeks to investigate the privacy concerns and the utilization of trusted sources that IdAM systems require to adjudicate data. The papers further outlines the author’s research goals to incorporate systems thinking into IdAM designs, identify gaps in current design methodologies and proposes a system dynamics (SD) approach that begins to suggest how to mitigate privacy and trust concerns. SD is selected since real world complex system problems and system behaviors over time can be modeled using combinations of feedback loops, causal loop diagrams to illustrate interdependencies, stocks and flows, and temporal delays. Artifacts of the research include initial SD models and recommendations for infrastructure enhancements to support future designs .

Keywords :

: Access Control, Infrastructure Design, Privacy, System Dynamics, Systems Engineering, Systems Thinking, Trust .

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