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|Author(s):||Wayne Jansen; Vlad Korolev;|
|Title:||A Location-Based Mechanism for Mobile Device Security|
|Published:||March 31, 2009|
|Abstract:||While mobile handheld devices, such as cell phones and PDAs, provide productivity benefits, they also pose new risks. A vital safeguard against unauthorized access to a device s contents is authentication. This paper describes a location-based authentication mechanism that employs trusted servers called policy beacons, which are used to provide location data and control device behavior. Mobile devices determine their proximity to available policy beacons and upon validation assume the designated organizational policy. The mechanism is designed to take advantage of Bluetooth functionality built into many current handheld devices used in organizational settings.|
|Proceedings:||2009 World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering|
|Pages:||pp. 99 - 104|
|Location:||Los Angeles, CA|
|Dates:||March 31-April 2, 2009|
|Keywords:||authentication, mobile devices, proximity beacons|
|Research Areas:||Information Technology, Computer Security|
|DOI:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CSIE.2009.719 (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (80KB)|