Active Behaviour Demands Active Security - Mobile Device Security

Mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets are rapidly becoming our digital identity. They are used for payments, and authentication as well as storing valuable information such as our address books and sometimes our passwords. Their relatively low cost, ease of use and “always on” connectivity provides a suitable platform for many day-to-day tasks involving money and sensitive data, which in turn makes mobile devices an attractive target for attackers, as indicated by recent attacks against the two well-known mobile platforms, Apple iOS and Google Android. The proposed research aims to mitigate some of the existing threats against mobile devices by building behaviour profiles of several components on mobile devices in a scalable fashion.

The people working on the project are: Dr Gunes Kayacik, Dr Mike Just, Prof Lynne Baillie, Dr David Aspinall (Edinburgh University) & Nicholas Micallef

The project runs from Sept 2012- Oct 2014

The project is funded by the: People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement no PIIF-GA-2011-301536.


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