Secure Mobile Notifications of Civilians in Case of a Disaster

  • Heiko Rossnagel
  • Tobias Scherner
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4237)


Disaster management using mobile telecommunication networks provides a new and attractive possibility to save human lives in emergencies. With this contribution, we present a possible disaster management system based on mobile telecommunication. In order to use such a system in the real world, security requirements such as availability, accountability, integrity and confidentiality have to be ensured by the disaster management system (DMS). We summarize these requirements and propose ways of addressing them with a multilateral secure approach. Using electronic signatures based on SIM-cards, we assure integrity, accountability and confidentiality of the notification messages. We also discuss how availability could be increased.


Security Requirement Disaster Manager Short Message Service Mobile Operator Disaster Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heiko Rossnagel
    • 1
  • Tobias Scherner
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of Mobile Commerce and Multilateral SecurityJohann Wolfgang Goethe – University FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany

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