Towards security and privacy for pervasive computing

Roy Campbell, Jalal Al-Muhtadi, Prasad Naldurg, Geetanjali Sampemane, M. Dennis Mickunas

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Abstract

Pervasive computing environments with their interconnected devices and services promise seamless integration of digital infrastructure into our everyday lives. While the focus of current research is on how to connect new devices and build useful applications to improve functionality, the security and privacy issues in such environments have not been explored in any depth. While traditional distributed computing research attempts to abstract away physical location of users and resources, pervasive computing applications often exploit physical location and other context information about users and resources to enhance the user experience. The need to share resources and collaborate introduces new types of interaction among users as well as between the virtual and physical worlds. In this context, it becomes difficult to separate physical security from digital security. Existing policies and mechanisms may not provide adequate guarantees to deal with new exposures and vulnerabilities introduced by the pervasive computing paradigm. In this paper we explore the challenges for building security and privacy into pervasive computing environments, describe our prototype implementation that addresses some of these issues, and propose some directions for future work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsMitsuhiro Okada, Benjamin C. Pierce, Andre Scedrov, Hideyuki Tokuda, Akinori Yonezawa
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540007083
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2609
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Campbell, R., Al-Muhtadi, J., Naldurg, P., Sampemane, G., & Mickunas, M. D. (2003). Towards security and privacy for pervasive computing. In M. Okada, B. C. Pierce, A. Scedrov, H. Tokuda, & A. Yonezawa (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (pp. 1-15). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2609). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-36532-x_1