Security

Access Right Assignment Mechanisms for Secure Home Networks

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Executive Summary

The proliferation of advanced technologies has been altering the peoples lifestyle and social interactions - the next frontier is the digital home. Although the future of smart homes is promising, many technical challenges must be addressed to achieve convenience and security. In this paper, the authors delineate the unique combination of security challenges specifically for access control and consider the challenges of how to simply and securely assign access control policies to visitors for home devices and resources. They present a set of intuitive access control policies and suggest four access control settings based on their in-person interview results.

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