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Publication Citation: A Location-Based Mechanism for Mobile Device Security

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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
Volume: 1
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)
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