Trust based security auto-configuration for smart assisted living environments

Md Endadul Hoque, Farzana Rahman, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Lin Liu

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Abstract

Recent progresses in wireless sensor networking and pervasive computing have created huge opportunities for providing elderly people with technological facilities. For elderly people, conceiving technologies for increasing their autonomy, so as to enable them to self-manage their life is of utmost importance. However, when it comes to smart home, once all appliances in a home are automated and connected through internet, it becomes essential to consider issues of security, especially security configuration. In the smart home, security has to be configured and managed by technology-unaware elderly people. One mechanism of auto security configuration in such environment can be achieved by observing the trustworthiness of smart devices. Trust-based security mechanisms allow access rights to evolve among previously unknown devices, thus minimizing security configuration. In this paper, we present a security configuration model which takes critical security decisions by determining the trustworthiness of an entity based on the sources of trust: Direct interaction and Recommendation trust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Assurable and Usable Security Configuration, SafeConfig '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09
Pages7-11
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd ACM Workshop on Assurable and Usable Security Configuration, SafeConfig '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2009Nov 13 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
ISSN (Print)1543-7221

Conference

Conference2nd ACM Workshop on Assurable and Usable Security Configuration, SafeConfig '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period11/9/0911/13/09

Keywords

  • Assisted living
  • Security configuration
  • Smart home
  • Trust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Hoque, M. E., Rahman, F., Ahamed, S. I., & Liu, L. (2009). Trust based security auto-configuration for smart assisted living environments. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Assurable and Usable Security Configuration, SafeConfig '09, Co-located with the 16th ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference, CCS'09 (pp. 7-11). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security). https://doi.org/10.1145/1655062.1655065