Risk Assessment for Mobile Devices

  • Thomas Lederm
  • Nathan L. Clarke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6863)

Abstract

With the market penetration of mobile phones and the trend towards the adoption of more sophisticated services, the risks posed by such devices, for the individual and the enterprise, has increased considerably. Risk assessment (RA) is an established approach with organisations for understanding and mitigating information security threats. However, it is also a time consuming process requiring an experienced analyst. Within mobile devices, the interested stakeholders range from administrators to the general public and an approach is therefore required that can establish RA in a fast, user convenient and effective manner. The proposed method utilises a number of approaches to minimise the effort required from the end-user, taking the different security requirements of various services into account and ensuring a level of flexibility that will enable all categories of user (from novice to expert) to engage with the process.

Keywords

Information security risk assessment mobile phone smart phone end-user risk assessment computing IT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Lederm
    • 1
    • 3
  • Nathan L. Clarke
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Security, Communications and Network ResearchUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK
  2. 2.School of Computer and Information ScienceEdith Cowan UniversityPerthWestern Australia
  3. 3.Upper Austria University of Applied SciencesHagenbergAustria

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