We consider the use of aspect oriented techniques as a flexible way to deal with security policies in distributed systems. Recent work suggests to use aspects for analysing the future behaviour of programs and to make access control decisions based on this; this gives the flavour of dealing with information flow rather than mere access control. We show in this paper that it is beneficial to augment this approach with history based components as is the traditional approach in reference monitor based approaches to mandatory access control. Our developments are performed in an aspect-oriented coordination language aiming to describe the Bell-LaPadula policy as elegantly as possible. Furthermore, the resulting language has the capability of combining both history- and future-sensitive policies, providing even more flexibility and power.
|Title of host publication
|ICE2010 : Third Interaction and Concurrency Experience
|E-pub ahead of print - 2010
|ICE2010: Satellite Workshop of DisCoTec2010 - CWI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 10 Jun 2010 → 10 Jun 2010
|10/06/2010 → 10/06/2010