Study of the risk assessment module

Author(s): Cao Yonghui

Just as the RSM was an instantiation of Interpersonal Trust, the Risk Assessment module (RAM) implemented SystemTrust. In this paper, the RAM monitored globally available information, in the form of reports from the KMS. These reports were aggregated to determine the general uncertainty in the network. This process gave a node the general impression of the network’s “trust state.” This was an expression of how risky an action was likely to be, given the current state of trust events in the network. Simplistically, this trust state can be phrased as “if other people are having success then I’m more likely to give it a try.”

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