Accession Number : ADA579735


Title :   Security Issues and Resulting Security Policies for Mobile Devices


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Brooks, Jason L ; Goss, Jason A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a579735.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 165


Abstract : Mobile devices, given their promise of mobility with rich functionality, are being deployed with broadening use cases throughout the United States Department of Defense. All the while, massive quantities of information are stored and accessed by these devices without there being a comprehensive and specialized security policy dedicated to protecting that information. The importance of having a security policy grows as these devices start providing new capabilities and replacing many information systems we currently have deployed. Since the same device will be used in many different contexts, each with potentially different security policies, the devices will have to be able to adapt to those contexts. The security policy(ies) enforced by the device will have to adapt accordingly. We investigate potential mobile computing security policies to balance this request for context aware functionality with the information assurance required of these government devices. We investigate the security issues raised in the use of these devices and provide example security policies that address some of these issues.


Descriptors :   *MOBILE , *POLICIES , *SECURITY , DEPLOYMENT , INFORMATION ASSURANCE , INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE