Mobility

Improved Mobile Device Security Through Privacy Visualization

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Executive Summary

This position paper offers a new perspective on how to secure mobile devices. The authors note that many security measures from the traditional notebook, desktop, and server domains do not translate well to mobile devices and, thus, other options must be considered. In particular, they propose a technique to monitor a given device and alert its user when there appears to be a risk to information. At its heart, their approach attempts to visualize the privacy disposition of a mobile device, thereby guiding the user to work in a more secure fashion. In their future work they will implement this technique in the form of a prototype system.

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