Intelligent Access Control: A Self-Adaptable Trust-Based Access Control (SATBAC) Framework Using Game Theory Strategy

  • G. S. ThejasEmail author
  • T. C. Pramod
  • S. S. Iyengar
  • N. R. Sunitha
Conference paper


Access control mechanisms are widely used to secure the computer and network resources from attacks like leakage of sensitive information and denial of services. It differentiates the honest and dishonest users by limiting their access to the information and resources. Traditional access control models are not efficient in the open network environment where adaptability is required due to the dynamic nature of user, network, and the service provider. In this paper, we propose a modified dynamic framework which is the self-adaptable trust-based access control (SATBAC) with the help of several access request evaluating techniques like opinion and reputation, behavior and history, and credential and location. We then analyze the trust values obtained from the integrated access control evaluation techniques using game theory-based reward-punishment strategy to decide whether to grant access or not. Comparison and implementation of the proposed access control mechanism for e-commerce service are done to highlight the effectiveness of the proposed framework.


Adaptive access control Behavior and history Game theory-based reward-punishment strategy Opinion and reputation Security Trust management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Thejas
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. C. Pramod
    • 2
  • S. S. Iyengar
    • 1
  • N. R. Sunitha
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing and Information ScienceFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceSiddaganga Institute of TechnologyTumkurIndia

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