Benefits of Location-Based Access Control: A Literature Study

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Executive Summary

Location-Based Access Control (LBAC) has been suggested as a means to improve IT security. By 'grounding' users and systems to a particular location, attackers supposedly have more difficulty in compromising a system. However, the motivation behind LBAC and its potential benefits have not been investigated thoroughly. To this end, the authors perform a structured literature review, and examine the goals that LBAC can potentially fulfill, the specific LBAC systems that realize these goals and the context on which LBAC depends.

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