Feasibility study of context-awareness device Comfort calculation methods and their application to comfort-based access control

Jingjing Guo, Christian D. Jensen, Jianfeng Ma

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Abstract

Mobile devices have become more powerful and are increasingly integrated in the everyday life of people; from playing games, taking pictures and interacting with social media to replacing credit cards in payment solutions. Some actions may only be appropriate in some situations, so the security of a mobile device is therefore increasingly linked to its context, such as its location, surroundings (e.g. objects in the immediate environment) and so on. However, situational awareness and context are not captured by traditional security models. In this paper, we examine the notion of Device Comfort, which captures a device's ability to secure and reason about its environment. Specifically, we study the feasibility of two device comfort calculation methods we proposed in previous work. We do trace driven simulations based on a large body of sensed data from mobile devices in the real world. This allows us to analyze the influence of the context on the comfort level of the device in different perceived contexts in the real world. Moreover, to demonstrate the utility of our device comfort calculation methods, we apply it to comfort-based access control for mobile devices. We present the policy enforcement framework and show how to enforce our two methods using an existing security policy specification language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAC '16. Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Number of pages8
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2016
Pages2202-2209
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3739-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event31st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2016 - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 4 Apr 20168 Apr 2016
Conference number: 31
http://www.sigapp.org/sac/sac2016/

Conference

Conference31st Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing 2016
Number31
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period04/04/201608/04/2016
Internet address

Keywords

  • Access control
  • Context-aware
  • Device comfort
  • Mobile device
  • Soft security

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