Cell phones are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, and such ”Smart” phones are a growing front end to access the web and internet applications. They are often used in a multiple modes – for instance for both personal and business purposes. Enterprises that allow employees to use the phones in this dual mode need to protect the information and applications on such devices and control their behavior. This paper describes an approach that integrates declarative policies, context and OS level device control to enforce security by creating multiple personas for the device. We describe the approach, and present a proof of concept implementation on Android.


Mobile Device Security Policy Mobile Platform Malicious Code Android Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akhilesh Gupta
    • 1
    • 3
  • Anupam Joshi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gopal Pingali
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Research - IndiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.CSEE DepartmentUniversity of MarylandBaltimore CountyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceStanford UniversityUSA

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