Authors: Ilung Pranata, Geoff Skinner and Rukshan Athauda
Digital Ecosystem is a new emerging technology that provides seamless collaboration and sharing capabilities for its member entities. Such technology promotes an evolutionary and self-sustaining mechanism to retain the beneficial digital components while supersedes the inappropriate components. It is envisioned that this technology will further promote the knowledge economy and drives the business growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). However, the successful adoption of such technology still requires a number of research and development to address its challenges, and Information Security (IS) has been considered as one of crucial challenges that may limit the realization of this salutary technology. In this paper, we firstly introduce the concept of Digital Ecosystem. We then, discuss the security issues and requirements that need to be addressed before a wide adoption of Digital Ecosystem can be achieved.
Keywords: Digital Ecosystem, Security, Authentication, Authorisation, Trust, Distributed